10th European Conference for Higher Education in the Life Sciences Relating to Agriculture, Forestry, Food, Natural Resources and the Rural Environment
Bologna Declaration 10 years on –
Promising and delivering quality in Life Science education across
Svetošimunska cesta 25, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
The Bologna Declaration was signed by the ministers of education from 29 European countries in 1999 with the aim of increasing the international competitiveness of European higher education within the concept of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The Bologna Process has led to a ground breaking restructuring of European higher education, with a speed of change that many did not anticipate in 1999. This move towards a common structure and process is made whilst respecting the diversity in our European education systems. Diversity is a strength to be exploited rather than a barrier to cooperation.
The US National Academies’ recent report on Transforming agricultural education for a changing world has highlighted that many of today’s major challenges — food and energy security, human health, and climate change — are closely tied to the global food supply and natural resource enterprises. Higher education in the life sciences in all parts of
The themes of this conference ask you to reflect on the success and continuing challenges of the Bologna Process in developing graduates in the life sciences who will have the skills and attitudes to play their part in an increasingly global, and rapidly changing and challenging world, and to focus on the challenges still to be addressed by 2020.
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Welcome Reception by the
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Words of welcome
Davor Romić, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture
Aleksa Bjeliš, Rector,
Jasmina Havranek, President, Agency for Science and Higher Education
Radovan Fuchs, Minister, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
Session 1: Attracting and educating the next generation of leaders and professionals in the applied life sciences; enhancing employability, supporting life long learning
Kenneth L. Esbenshade (
"Building Programs of Study in Agriculture and Life Sciences that are Responsive to Students, Employers and Society"
Jacob Søby Bang (
"Targeted recruitment based on knowledge about mega trends and personal Involvement"
Jennie C. Litten-Brown, Colin W. Litten-Brown (
"Development of online land-based learning resources for FE/HE students and industry stakeholders"
Session 2: Reflection on success and challenges in the implementation of the Bologna Process during the past ten years and looking forward to 2020 – lessons learnt
Gerhard Wenzel (Technische Universität München)
Jasmina Havranek (Agency for Science and
"Reflection on success and challenges in the implementation of the Bologna Process during the past ten years and looking forward to 2020 – lessons learnt"
Cosmin Salasan (Banat's University of Agricultural Sciences
Jaume Lloveras (
"The Bologna System in the Agricultural and Forestry degrees in
Sonja Marić, Tomislav Jurić, Darko Kiš, Zdenko Lončarić, Vlado Guberac (
Zrinka Knezović, Ana Sabljo (
"Faculty of Agriculture and
Sofija Pekić Quarrie, Vesna Poleksić, Ana Pešikan, Slobodanka Antić, Steve Quarrie (
Michal Lostak (
"Sustainable development at the heart of a new approach: transversality and harmonization in the teaching of agronomy"
Renata Husinec, Valentina Papić (
"Developing a mobile and employable graduate through languages for special purposes (LSP) education in Life Sciences"
Friday, 18 June 2010
Session 3: Developing a creative and employable graduate
Martin Blum (
"Student-centred learning: a means to promote creativeness and graduate employability"
Andrew H. Cobb (
"Teaching; informed and enriched by research"
Slobodanka Antić, Vesna Poleksić, Ana Pešikan, Sofija Pekić Quarrie, Steve Quarrie (
"Student-centred curriculum: Improving students’ learning or just “the Emperor’s new clothes”
Eva Šimková (
"About the necessity of tourism research"
Thomas Guggenberger (
"Promoting quality within a QA network"
Session 4: Developing an international outlook in our graduates
Pim Brascamp (
"Components of an international university. The Wageningen example."
Agnieszka Wojciechowska and Krystyna Gutkowska (Warsaw University of Life Sciences)
"The stages of Bologna Process and internationalization process implementation at SGGW"
Marija Romić (
"Increasing mobility and academic cooperation in environmental sciences by an international curriculum development"
Ramona Franić (
"Developing an international outlook in our graduates"
Closing of the Conference:
Philippe Choquet, President,