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International Week 2020.

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Global engagement: working towards meaningful collaborations all over the world. In the face of global challenges such as climate change, depletion of natural resources, migration, changing demographics, digitalization… higher education institutions all over the world are engaging in cooperative efforts to find solutions for these global challenges, guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Every higher education institution aims to educate its students as 'global citizens', who are job-ready for today's globalized society. International, intercultural, interprofessional and global citizenship competences are rapidly becoming an important part of learning outcomes in every curriculum.
Alongside educating students as global citizens, HEI's are also actively involved in research and lifelong learning, aimed at tackling global challenges.

Come and join us at HOGENT during our International Week 2020 and start a dialogue on global engagement in higher education and research, guided by the UN sustainable development goals.

Practical info

March 23-26, 2020

Contact

internationalweek@hogent.be.

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The program we offer is based on 4 tracks.

(participants can freely switch between different tracks)

Global engagement@HOGENT

Workshops and presentations about the International Week's central theme: Global Engagement

Share your expertise@HOGENT

Workshops and presentations by experts for other experts. In other words: peer-to-peer sessions to share knowledge and expertise

Engage with students or colleagues@HOGENT

Guest lectures and meetings amongst experts and participants individually. Guest lectures can be agreed between the participant and the coordinator of internationalization of each study programme. Requests for meetings with participants and experts can be done on the registration form and will be organized by the International Office of HOGENT.

Discovery@Ghent

Networking and cultural program, entirely organized and guided by our students of the bachelor programme project management

Program.

This is a preliminary program. For updates, please check this page on a regular basis. The guest lectures for students will be arranged individually between interested participants and the International Coordinator of each study program. They will not be mentioned in the general program of the HOGENT International Week.

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Monday 23 March
19:30

Informal get-together in Ghent, involving a beautiful, yet unexpected location and the tasting of some locally brewed beers. More information will follow soon.

 
Tuesday 24 March
08:30-09:30

Welcome & registration

Campus Schoonmeersen
Room B3.016
Global Engagement@HOGENT
09:30-11:00

Presentation: Aligning HOGENT’s research agenda with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Speaker: Staff member of Research Affairs HOGENT

Since 2013, HOGENT has taken steps to align its research policy with the paradigm of sustainable development, by investing part of its research budget for multidisciplinary research and introducing sustainability as an evaluation criterion for research proposals. In 2017, we adopted the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as our strategic research agenda. Most recently, an important lever for the transformation of our research policy was constituted by a wider change process, pertaining to the development of HOGENT’s culture and the adaptation of its structure, to reinforce its societal mission. The main development for applied research is the replacement of departments along disciplinary lines by interdisciplinary research centres formed through a sustainable, non-competitive process.

Campus Schoonmeersen Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1
9000 Gent
11:30-12:30

Global engagement through COST Action networks: experiences from HOGENT colleagues
Speakers: Peter Lacoere, Bonnie Valgaeren, Alexandra De Raeve, Office of Research Affairs

Being part of a COST Action network has proven to be an invaluable experience for researchers at HOGENT. As a researcher you become part of an international research network, offering unique opportunities to collaborate within your own field of expertise. HOGENT has been actively encouraging researchers to engage in COST Action networks, because of the many advantages these networks offer. Three colleagues of HOGENT will share their personal experiences with you during this workshop, being members of a COST Action network.

Campus Schoonmeersen Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1
9000 Gent
12:30-13:30

Belgian Specialties Lunch

Campus Schoonmeersen
Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1
9000 Gent
14:00-15:00

Key note lecture: Engaging diverse communities of practice: tackling global challenges – Perspectives from the South.
Speaker: Dr. Lizahn Gracia Cloete, University of Stellenbosch, South-Africa

Dr. Lizahn Gracia Cloete is a senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University in the Division of Occupational Therapy, Director, board of directors of FASfacts, Occupational therapist and researcher in the prevention of FASD at primary health care level, specializing in community development practice in occupational therapy. Areas of teaching include management practice in occupational therapy, occupational science, and research.

Campus Schoonmeersen Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1
9000 Gent
15:30-17:00

Summer Schools in Peru and Uganda (title to be announced)
Speaker: to be confirmed

Campus Schoonmeersen
Discovery@Ghent
15.:30-18:00

A group of students from the business management program is working very hard to offer you unique and interesting activities during the afternoon, enabling you to discover the beautiful city of Ghent. Please check the program regularly for updates, to find out what our students have to offer you!

 
Wednesday 25 March
08:30-09:00 Welcome and registration Campus Schoonmeersen
Room B3.016
Global Engagement@HOGENT
09:00-11:00

U!reka featured session: Managing diversity and creating an inclusive learning environment
Speakers: t.b.c (HOGENT), t.b.c (Napier University)

People are made of stories. Each one of us has an identity that has been socially constructed by ourselves and the environment we navigate. Different realities produce different learners.

Education environments sometimes neglect the diversity of the learners' backgrounds. The business-as-usual, one-size-fits-all approach to higher education reinforces a lack of engagement that negatively affects learning.

This session aims to address the educator's responsibility on managing diversity and fostering inclusive learning environments that reflect the reality of work practices and acknowledges social constructs such as race, ethnicity and gender. During the session, speakers from different higher education institutions that are all part of the U!reka network wil share insights, experiences, and different methods on story sharing that they each have applied successfully. Diversity and inclusion are the central themes in the U!reka partnership. Future cooperation will include actions that support the U!reka mission to widen participation in higher education, in particular from underrepresented communities.

Campus Schoonmeersen
11:30-12:30

Presentation: Stimulating student engagement with the HOGENT ENGAGE fund Speakers: Marieke Janssens, Charlotte Goossens, Cheyenne Willems

A brilliant idea doesn't have to be expensive, but can make a huge difference. With the fund 'ENGAGE: Small things matter', HOGENT helps its students to make the difference. Students are encouraged to make social commitments and can use the fund as a financial support to their initiative (each initiative can get a contribution of up to 500 euros). In this presentation we share our experiences with the ENGAGE fund: How was the fund established? How do we raise funding? How do we call on students to participate? And, of course, our students will tell you all about how the ENGAGE funding stimulated their social commitment.

Campus Schoonmeersen
Share your expertise@HOGENT
09:00-10:30

Workshop: How to build successful international cooperations - discussion Speaker: Peter Forte, Université de Poitiers, France

Also wondering what makes an international cooperation into a successful one? Come and join the discussion! Peter Forte will share his personal experience in building successful international cooperations at Université de Poitiers. The workshop has ample room for discussion and sharing of good practices on the topic.

Campus Schoonmeersen
11:00-12:30

Presentation: How to create a successful e-learing or blended learning course: learning analytics and learning design Speaker: Heli Lakinen, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Heli Lakinen participated in a project in which she was experimenting with different types of learning analytics tools. During the project, she gained insights in how you should design your e-learning or blended learning course, and is eager to share them with you! As e-learning and blended learning are gaining importance in the internationalization of higher education, the tips and tricks Heli has to share, will prove to be very useful if you are planning to design your own e-learning course.

Campus Schoonmeersen
12:30-13:30

Networking Lunch

Campus Schoonmeersen
13:30-16:30

Workshop: Digitalization in Erasmus Mobility Cooperation Speakers: Jörg Noldin, Hof University of Applied Sciences, Germany, others to be confirmed

Digitalization in Erasmus+ is a hot topic as the European Commission is working towards a paperless Erasmus+ program for the period 2021-2027. Join this workshop to find out the latest news on Erasmus Without Paper, share your ideas and concerns, and the steps that you have taken in your institution to start the digitalization of the Erasmus+ paperwork.

Campus Schoonmeersen
Discovery@Ghent
13:30-18:00

A group of students from the Business management program is working very hard to offer you unique and interesting activities during the afternoon, enabling you to discover the beautiful city of Ghent. Please check the program regularly for updates, to find out what our students propose!

Ghent city center
19:30 International Week Dinner Ghent City Center (to be confirmed)
Thursday 26 March
08:30-9:00 Welcome and registration

Campus Schoonmeersen
Room B3.016

Global Engagement@HOGENT
09:00-10:30

Workshop: Building an international community of practice focusing on young people living with HIV/AIDS
Speaker: Emmanuel Kimera, Mountains of the Moon University, Uganda

This session is based on an interdisciplinary project that takes a community development and participatory action research approach. The project is implemented in a partnership between HOGENT and Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) in Uganda. It focuses on the situation of youth living with HIV/AIDS in secondary schools in Uganda, and seeks to build a community of practice with a variety of stakeholders from multiple disciplines in education, practice and policy so as to co-create an intervention that facilitates living with HIV/AIDS in Ugandan schools. In this session, we explore how to develop an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral community of practice and how to maintain the participatory approach throughout this collaboration so as to install a sustainable partnership and shared ownership.

Campus Schoonmeersen
11:00-12:30

Workshop: Inspirational framework on global engagement in higher education Speakers: Tine Ternest and Lies Verstraete, VIVES University of Applied Sciences, Belgium

Since internationalization is part of the institutional vision of all Flemish institutions of higher education and the SDGs are becoming increasingly embedded in society, the Flemish Universities of Applied Sciences felt it was time to review the regular activities linked to internationalization and create a framework for global engagement. In this holistic framework, both the inclusive, the international and the sustainability agenda are combined to provide inspiration for discussion and dialogue within higher education institutions. Tine Ternest and Lies Verstraete will guide you through the framework in an interactive way, explaining how the framework can be used to guide policy decisions on internationalization in higher education institutions.

Campus Schoonmeersen
Share your expertise@HOGENT
09:00-10:30

Workshop: How to tackle loneliness within the student population? Examples from Flemish higher education institutions and cities with big student populations.
Speakers: to be confirmed

Campus Schoonmeersen
11:00-12:30

Presentation: Professional ethics: awareness and capability of speaking of ethical and normative dimensions in work – a framework
Speaker: Agnes Verbruggen (HOGENT)

If working with people doesn’t give ethical knots, one should stop doing the work. Ethical sensitivity is an important compass to keep us attached and involved. But it needs to be mastered and therefore it deserves nutrition. The morality in the work, seems to be a personal burden, carried on own strength. But doing the good work is NOT a question of personal moral, good work is meeting the standards and values of the profession. These values go beyond effectivity, efficiency an certainly beyond ‘making profit’ and opportunism. A framework is presented to explicit this ethical dimension and the questions that this entails. This allows the issue to be clearly unraveled and shared among peers. Besides the presentation of the framework, there will be the possibility to apply the framework on personal ethical knots from your own professional context.

Campus Schoonmeersen
12:30-13:30 Networking lunch Campus Schoonmeersen
Discovery@Ghent
13:30-16:00

A group of students from the Business management program is working very hard to offer you unique and interesting activities during the afternoon, enabling you to discover the beautiful city of Ghent. Please check the program regularly for updates, to find out what our students propose!

Campus Schoonmeersen
16:00-17:00 Closing reception De Wijnaert