The Role of Higher Education in Capacity Building in Developing Countries, 3-4 May 2012


Overview of higher education cooperation funding instruments covering developing countries, Finland / EU

Thursday 3rd May

Higher education and research for reaching the Education for All Goals, IAU project 2011-2015, Isabelle Turmaine, Information Centre, International Association of Universities, Paris

Workshop 1:Cooperation openings between NGOs and the higher education sector

Ms Inka Lilja, Ministry for Foreign Affairs / Unit for NGO’s

Ms Johanna Rasimus, Kehys ry (The Finnish NGDO Platform to the EU)

Ms Eija Laitinen, HAMK University of Applied Sciences

Ms Jonna Heikkilä, Turku University of Applied Sciences

Ms Helli Kitinoja, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Summary, Alva Bruun, CIMO

Workshop 2: Local need meeting interests in the field of research and educational cooperation?

Mr James Jowie, ANIE Network

Prof. Seppo Hölttä, HEI ICI coordinator, University of Tampere

Workshop 3: Educational export and development cooperation; product dissemination, synergies

Ms Helena Lehtimäki and Prof. Ulla Richardson, University of Jyväskylä on Research-based development cooperation projects and the dissemination of their products: case GraphoGame / GraphoRead

Dr. Liisa Tahvanainen, Director, International Education and Marketing, University of Eastern Finland on Creating off-campus education in Africa

Mr Veli-Pekka Niitamo, Director, Future Learning Finland Commentary

Friday 4th May

Recent developments in higher education in Africa, Ms Alice Lamptey, Working Group on Higher Education (WGHE), Association for Development of Education in Africa

Commentary based on long-standing Norwegian experience, Ms Tove Kvil, The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

Update on the nationally funded HEI ICI and North-South-South programmes

North-South-South Higher Education Institution Network Programme, Alva Bruun, CIMO

Case example: INDEHELA, Mikko Korpela, University of Eastern Finland

Current EU-programmes and the international dimension of the future "Erasmus for All" programme

Erasmus for All 2014-2020: International dimension, Annika Sundbäck-Lindroos, CIMO

Case example: EDULINK, Susanna Sutinen, University of Turku