5th UUU Panel Debate: Powers of the Periphery. How networking empowers regions and fosters creativity

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Under the title “Powers of the Periphery. How networking empowers regions and fosters creativity” journalist Tino Brömme, ESNA European Higher Education News, meets six of the creators of European University Alliances to discuss the latest developments and higher education policy. Professor Audronė Telešienė from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) will take part in the discussion.

What is periphery? Is Brussels an appendix of Berlin? Is Berlin a suburb of Leipzig? Are the vitamins not in the skin of the apple, rather than in the core? Oscar Wilde says, it is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances, so, is “the true mystery of the world” the visible, not the invisible?

The centre will always reproduce peripheries, but universities have a way to turn this process upside down. Let’s learn about European University Alliances, what they are, and how their intense international networking changes the meaning of periphery and generates innovation and social cohesion. That’s what the EU Commission want for their money, right?

Date: 29th June

Time: 12:30 (CET 11:30)

Live broadcast on YouTube: youtu.be/kVd1TD4LS78

Teaser: youtu.be/mEdq1lptCFo

Guests:

  • Audronė Telešienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, project scientific lead of the ECIU virtual research institute for smart European Regions;
  • Eric Tschirhart, Uni Luxembourg, Special Advisor to the rector for the university alliance UNIVERSEH;
  • Elena Theodoropoulou, Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs & Student Welfare at University of the Aegean academic coordinator on behalf of the UAegean in the ERUA Alliance;
  • Hannes Raffeseder, Chief Research and Innovation Officer at Sankt Pölten University of Applied Sciences, and coordinator of E³UDRES²;
  • Rónán Ó Muirthile, prof and researcher at the IADT in Dún Laoghaire Dublin, Ireland, coordinator of the universities Alliance for Film and Media Arts or FILMEU.

Special appearances:

  • Florian Schweigert, Vice President for International Affairs and Fundraising at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and coordinator of the EDUC Alliance;
  • Peter van der Hijden, independent higher education strategy advisor, Brussels, former Head of Sector Higher Education Policy at the European Commission.

United Universities of Europe or UUU is an initiative of journalists and artists preparing a documentary film on European University Alliances and creating a public space to talk about them.

June 29 d. 12:30

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