6th ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2016 “The Life Science University in the 21st C Global World”, Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 October 2016, at The Pand, Ghent University Onderbergen 1, Gent, Belgium

Forum Focus
We will discuss how life science universities should respond to the global drivers for change in agriculture, and the food and non food value chains to deliver graduates who have the knowledge, skills and competences to be the leaders in their future careers.  How should the higher education role of life science universities adapt to the needs of the 21st Century?

Life science universities need to respond not only to these global drivers but also to the opportunities for the greater use of digital instruments, new teaching methods, upcoming transnational education, distance learning, internationalisation at home and globally in the delivery of education. In the final session we will focus on how the management of our life science universities should respond to be resilient in the face of ever changing demands in the delivery of their education role.

The three Forum themes are:

  • Challenging Life Science Universities to Deliver Leaders for a Global World
  • Preparing the Student for the Global World
  • Leadership and University Management in the Global World

Forum Format: Each Forum theme will be addressed by two keynote speakers followed by a panel of ICA members giving their experience, and then round table discussions in the conference room (5 - 8 people around a table) with a report back from each table.

See more details of the themes on the ICA website - Currently we are finalising the speakers and registration details will follow.  

The ICA GA will be held on Tuesday 25 October at 17.00 in Ghent the day before the Forum.