ICA Rectors and Deans Forum, “The Life Science University in the 21stC Global World” 26 & 27 October 2016, Ghent


UPDATE:  ICA is pleased to announce that Niklas Lundblad will be the Keynote speaker in session 3 - Leadership and University Management in the Global World.  Niklas has 20 years of experience from management and leadership development in various organizations.

Please see the outline programme for the Forum on the ICA Website  and REGISTER and book your hotel online

The full 5th Announcement

The following keynote speakers have accepted the invitation to present

Session 1: Challenging Life Science Universities to Deliver Leaders for a Global World
Keynote 1: Richard Ellis, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Reading, UK
Keynote 2: Guido Van Huylenbroeck, Former Dean Faculty of Bioscience Engineering & currently Academic Director for Internationalisation, Ghent University, BE

Session 2: The Student in the Global World
Keynote 1: Lesley Wilson, Secretary General, European University Association, BE
Keynote 2: Tiny van Boekel, Director of the Education Institute/Dean of Education, Wageningen University, NL.

Session 3: Leadership and University Management in the Global World
Keynote Niklas Lundblad, Lundblad Organization and Leadership

And confirmed panelists for the various sessions:

  • Doru Pamfil, Former Rector University Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, RO
  • Wayne Powell, Principal and Chief Executive, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), UK
  • Barbara Hinterstoisser, Vice Rector for Teaching and International Affairs, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna & Chair of the ICA-Edu Standing Committee, AT
  • Agnieszka Kita, Vice Dean for Research and Development, Faculty of Food Science, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, PL
  • Stefano Cesco, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, IT
  • Nadine Buys, Dean Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, KU Leuven, BE
  • Jukka Kola, Rector University of Helsinki, FI
  • Miroslav Veskovic, Former Rector University of Novi Sad & currently International, Inter-institutional and Stakeholder Relations Unit, European Commission Directorate General Joint Research Centre, BE


The ICA General Assembly will be at 17.00 on 25 October.

For further information, please check the website


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