The meeting will start with an opening speech by the ECIU Speaker Helen Dannetun, vice-chancellor of Linköping University. Dr Dannetun is a professor of physics who has held several roles in the context of Swedish higher education, including serving on the board of directors for the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and as a leading technical advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Education.
On Friday 31 October the meeting will be completed by the final presentations of the participants of the ECIU Leadership Development Programme.
Keynote speaker: Professor John Goddard
In the meeting, John Goddard, Emeritus Professor of Regional Development Studies at Newcastle University, will present Leadership Workshop on Civic Universities. Professor Goddard founded and led the University’s Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) from 1977 to 1998. During this period it was designated as a ‘centre of excellence’ by the Economic and Social Science Research Council. He is currently leading an international comparative study on Leading and Managing the Civic University with Professor Ellen Hazelkorn. Professor Goddard has received numerous awards for his academic work.