Developing Capacity Building Actions to support Innovative HE Reforms 27 March 2019 / 14:00 - 15:00

Developing Capacity Building Actions to support Innovative HE Reforms 27 March 2019 / 14:00 - 15:00

Dr Antonio Fiori Presenter Associate Professor University of Bologna
Ms Ulrica Ouline Presenter International Relations Officer Uppsala University
Prof Myint Thein Presenter
Prof Zaw Wai Soe Presenter
Room 303

INCLUSION, EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Developing Capacity Building Actions to support Innovative HE Reforms

ABSTRACT:
This panel streams from the experience of CHINLONE – Connecting Higher education Institutions for a New Leadership On National Education, a 3-year project (2017-2020) in the field of Higher Education funded by the European Union in the frame of the Erasmus+ Capacity Building Key Action 2 (www.unibo.it/chinlone). CHINLONE is an EU/Myanmar Consortium that joins Universities, Networks and Governmental bodies as the Ministry of Education of Myanmar. The aim of the project is to support the national Higher Education reform launched in 2015 of a five-year ‘National Education Strategic Plan’ (NESP – 2016/2021). In the last two years, the consortium has organized a series of conferences, trainings and activities that will be presented as best practices that can be applied in different South Asian countries. The discussion will evolve around the following key topics: - how HE reforms can be inclusive and how the different actors (from Governmental bodies to Universities) can play their role to make sure that their voice is heard; - how innovation can be fostered thanks to innovation partnerships that develop concrete platform for trainings and sharing knowledge.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
The audience will acquire specific information and tools on:
1) How South East Asian and EU Universities can develop capacity-building projects to support Higher Education reforms in South East Asia making them more innovative and inclusive. Focus on National Governments – Universities – International Partners relations;
2) Which capacity building actions can be developed including different HE actors (from governmental institutions to students) to foster a more inclusive discussion on national HE reforms;
3) Which capacity building actions can be developed and promoted to foster innovation in South East Asia. Focus on: how to reinforce the capacity of teaching staff to design programs, teach, research and produce innovative knowledge; 4) How these actions can be funded and supported by external donors and made sustainable in time.

 

PRESENTERS:

Dr Antonio Fiori
Associate Professor
University of Bologna
Italy

Antonio Fiori is Associate Professor in Asian History and Institutions at University of Bologna. He has lived for many years in Asia and he is also an adjunct professor at Korea University, where he teaches two courses. From November 2015 he is UNIBO Rector’s Delegate for Asia and Oceania.

Prof Zaw Wai Soe
Member of the Myanmar Rectors Committee of  the Ministry of Education of Myanmar

Prof Myint Thein
Member of the Myanmar Rectors Committee of  the Ministry of Education of Myanmar

Ms Ulrica Ouline
International Relations Officer
Uppsala University
Sweden

Ulrica Ouline works at the International Office at Uppsala University, Sweden. In her work Ms Ouline is the project manager for different projects in Asia, eg EMA2 project LOTUS+, MIRAI and SACF (Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum). Ms Ouline has an MA in History, History of Religions and Chinese language.