Išči

​​​​​​​​​​​Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Arrival of speakers, chairs, members of the panel, and moderators
Sunday, January 18th, 2015
 

Touristic programme for invited speakers, chairs, members of the panel, and moderators

Arrival of participants

Monday, January 19th, 2015
​9:00-10:00Registration
​10:00

Opening

Chair: Lučka Lorber

Vice-Rector for Quality Assurance, External evaluator of the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for HE, NAKVIS, EUA IEP pool of experts, Slovenian member of OECD IMHE Board of Governors, University of Maribor

Welcome and opening remarks from:

Danijel Rebolj

Rector, University of Maribor

Jan Sadlak

President of IREG Observatory

11:00-11:45

First Session:

Expressing and Measuring of Academic Performance [in relation to research]

Chair: Gero Federkeil

Head of International Rankings, CHE Centre for Higher Education Development, Vice-President of IREG Observatory, Germany

Speaker: Santo Fortunato

Professor, Aalto University, Finland: Universality, predictability and dynamics of scientific impact

11:45-12:15 ​Coffee Break/Press Conference
12:15-13:00

Second Session:

Expressing and Measuring of Academic Performance [in relation to research]

Chair: Lucija Čok

Member of the Council, Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (NAKVIS), Slovenia

Speaker: Seeram Ramakrishna

Professor, the National University of Singapore, and Chair of the University Excellence Care Project (UECP), Singapore: University Excellence Care Project (UECP)

​13:00-14:00 ​Lunch Break (buffet lunch offered by University of Maribor)
​14:00-14:45

Third Session:

Mobility Patterns of Scientists and Their Influence on Research Performance and Institutional Prestige

Chair: Dean Korošak

University teacher at Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Maribor

Speaker: Roberta Sinatra

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Complex Network Research at the Northern University, and Visiting Scientist at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA: The story of your big hit: Quantifying patterns of scientific excellence

​14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
​15:00-16:45

Fourth Session:

Ethical Context and Possible Biases in Measuring of Academic Excellences

Chair: Klaus Hüfner

Professor Emeritus, Free University of Berlin, Coordinator of IREG Audit, Germany

Speaker:

Tania Vichnevskaia

Expert at INSERM - Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, Paris, France: Onomastics to measure cultural bias in global medical research

​16:45-17:00
Coffee Break
17:00-19:00

Fifth Session:

Institutional Strategies for Quality and Excellence

Chair: Rok Hržič

Vice-Rector for Student Affairs, University of Maribor

Speakers:

Karin Stana Kleinschek, Vice-rector, University of Maribor, Slovenia: Danube Open Innovative Technologies


Adel N. Alahmadi

​King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia: King Abdulaziz University Mathematics Development Programme


Andrée Sursock, Senior Advisor

EUA - European University Association, Belgium: Quality and excellence: How useful are these concepts in developing institutional Strategies

​20:00-22:00Dinner hosted by University of Maribor - Restaurant at the Hotel Piramida (Address: Heroja Šlandra 10, 2000 Maribor)

 

​Tuesday, January 20, 2015
​ 9:30-11:30

​Sixth Session: International Academic Awards – Expressing and Seeking Academic Excellence

Chair: Marko Marhl,

Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia, Member of Executive Committee of IREG Observatory

Speakers:

Juntao Zheng​

Doctoral Candidat
Graduate School of Education, Shanghai, Jiao Tong University, China: Identification and weighing of international academic awards

Nian Cai Liu

Professor and Dean of Graduate School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Vice-President of IREG Observatory, China: Presentation of the "IREG List of International Academic Awards"

​11:30-11:45 ​Coffee Break
​11:45-13:30

Seventh Session:

International Academic Awards – Expressing and Seeking Academic Excellence [Panel Discussion]

Moderator: Jan Sadlak

President of IREG Observatory

Panellists:

Henryk Ratajczak

Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), Honorary President, the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, France;

Øivind Andersen

Professor Emeritus of Classical Philology at the University of Oslo; Secretary General of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, [organization awarding the Abel Prize in Mathematics and the Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience], Norway;

Seeram Ramakrishna

Professor, the National University of Singapore, and Chair of the University Excellence Care Project (UECP), Singapore;

Nian Cai Liu

Professor and Dean of Graduate School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Vice-President of IREG Observatory, China;

Edvard Kobal

Director, the Slovenian Science Foundation, Slovenia

Discussions and Conclusions

​13:30Light Lunch​
​14:00-15:30

​Guided City Tour (optional)

Departure of Participants
 Univerza v Mariboru