May 15-17 2014

Thursday, May 15

Transfer from the Hotel to Conference Venue

08:00-09:00  Registration
09:00-10:00  Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Gülsün Sağlamer (Chair of the Organization Committee of EWRC)
Mehmet Karaca (Rector of Istanbul Technical University)
Helena Nazaré (President, EUA)
Liu Jinan (Honorary President, Communication University of China)
10:00-11:00  Plenary Session I

Chair: Gülsün Sağlamer
Saniye Gülser Corat (Director, Division for Gender Equality, UNESCO)
“Gender Equality in Decision-Making in Higher Education: Where are the Women?”
Prof. Teresa Rees (Former Pro Vice Chancellor,
Cardiff University)
“Cultural Change in Academic Leadership”
11:00-11:30  Coffee Break
Parallel Sessions I
Session IA, Recruitment/Promotion/Retaining
Co-Chairs: Louise Morley, Mine G. Tan,
Danica Skara (Former Vice Rector, University of Split)
"Horizontal And Vertical Segregation In High Education And Its Relevance To The Glass Ceiling Phenomenon"

Corina Adriana Dumitrescu (Rector, ”Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University)
Session IB, Research Excellence/Funding
Co-chairs: Liisa Husu, Sezer Komsuoglu
Tatjana Volkova (Former Rector, BA School of Business and Finance)
“Management Teams Diversity as a Source of Enhancement Innovations at Universities”
Session IC, EU Projects on Gender Equality in Higher Education

13:00-14:00  Lunch
14.00-14:15  Group Photograph
14:00-15:15  Plenary Session II

Chair: Helena Nazaré
Prof. Louise Morley (Chair of Education Director CHEER, University of Sussex)
Prof. Liisa Husu (Co-Director, GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Örebro University)
Promoting gender change in universities: Nordic interventions and experiences
15:15-15:45  Coffee Break
15:45-17:15  Parallel Sessions II 

Session IIA, Raising Awareness/Communication/Measuring Impact
Co-Chairs: InesInes Sanches de Madariaga, Tatjana Volkova
Gita Revalde (Rector, Ventspils University College)
Challenges of woman leadership in science and higher education positions
Nathalia Tikhomirova (Rector, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics)
“New Challenges for Higher Education Institutions in the Information Society”
Semra Ülkü (Former Rector, Izmir Institute of Technology)
Cristiana Cristureanu (Vice Rector, ”Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University)
“Knowledge- based leadership and competitive intelligence”

Session IIB, Monitoring/Measuring Impact
Co-chairs: Teresa Rees, Ke Yang
Funda Sivrikaya Şerifoğlu (Rector, Düzce University) & Nigar Demircan Çakar, (Vice Rector, Düzce University) & Ayla Keçeci (Associate Professor, Düzce University) & Şule Ay (Assistant Professor, Düzce University)
“How Can We Reach Gender Equality In Managerial Positions In Higher Education? Results From The Rectors’ Workshop”

Tiina Rosenberg (Rector, University of the Arts Helsinki)
“Performing Power: Reflections on Leadership and Feminism”

Session IIC , Experiences from Leaders at National Levels
Co-chairs: Saniye Gulser Corat, Martine Rahier
17:15-17:45  Transfer to Hotel
18:15-19:00  Transfer from Hotel to Pera Palace
19:00 - 19:30  Welcome Coctail at Pasa Saloon, Pera Palace Hotel
19:30 - 20:00  Prof. Merja Makinen's Keynote speech on Agatha Christie (who was a repeat guest at Pera Palace Hotel from 1926 to 1932
20:30-23:00  Gala Dinner at Grand Pera Ballroom

Friday, May 16
09:30-10:30  Plenary Session III
Chair: Krista Varantola
Ines Sanches de Madariaga (Head, Women and Science Unit, Ministry of Economy)
“On a different voice. Reflection on Women Leaders”
10:30-11:00  Coffee Break
11:00-12:00  Conclusions of the Parallel Sessions
12:00-13:00  Closing Session

Helena Nazaré, Krista Varantola, Liu Jinan, Mine G. Tan
13:00-14:00  Lunch 
14:00 -17:00  Sub -Conference of World Women Presidents' Forum
17:00- 18:00  Concert
18:00-20:00  Closing Reception

Saturday, 17 May
9:30 - 10:00  Transfer from the Hotel
10:00  Departure of the Boat 
10:00 - 13:00  Excursion/Bosphorus Boat Tour
13:00 - 15:00  Lunch at Tapasuma, Sumahan Otel , Asian Side of Istanbul
15:00 - 15:30  Transfer to European Side by boat
15:30-16:00  Transfer to Hotel