UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE: IMPEDING OR FACILITATING CREATIVITY?#
Hannover, September 29th – 30th, 2016#
The papers from the symposium will be published in 2017 as a supplement (open access) of The European Review.
A symposium in cooperation with the Hercules Group of the Academia Europaea, the International Centre for Higher Education Research Kasse (INCHER-Kassel) with the generous support of the Volkswagen Foundation.
The relationship between governance and creativity in higher education and research is one of the biggest challenges for the present and future academic and scientific development. Presently, there is a lively debate about the tension between these two essential requirements of research and higher education. A special focus of the present debate lies on the question which governance structures do not limit but allow for creativity which is necessary for the generation of new knowledge at universities.
The aim of the conference is to pursue this question by discussions and presentations. Researchers dealing with issues of governance and creativity in universities will present their findings. Likewise, practitioners representing the field of higher education leadership will contribute from their experiences. As a highlight, the Nobel Prize winner for chemistry in 2014 will present his view on the topic.
Download the programme (updated September 20, 2016)
For registration form and other information please see http://goto.uni-kassel.de/governance_creativity.
We invite you to participate in the conference. As the number of participants is limited, we recommend a registration as soon as possible. For the conference, no participation fees are charged.
The registration is open up to September 1st, 2016.
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Conference Presentations#Here you have the opportunity to unhurriedly look at some of the contributions and presentations of the conference. Many thanks to all who have given their permission for the online publication.
- Changing Notions of the Governance – Creativity Nexus (pdf)
Ivar Bleiklie (University of Bergen)
- Creativity as an Organizational Issue (pdf)
Christine Musselin (SciencesPo, Paris)
SESSION 1: UNIVERSITIES, GOVERNANCE AND CREATIVITY#
- The Impact Agenda in Research Governance (pdf)
Michael Power (London School of Economics)
- Governing for Creativity: A Balance Between Autonomous University and Efficient Management (pdf)
Francisco Michavila (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
- Compliance and Creativity: Dilemmas for University Governance (pdf)
Peter Scott (University College London)
SESSION 2: UNIVERSITY UNITS, GOVERNANCE AND CREATIVITY#
- Beyond Units: Governance and Non-Governance of University Commons
Jetta Frost / Fabian Hattke (Universität Hamburg)
SESSION 3: AUTONOMY, GOVERNANCE AND CREATIVITY#
- The Strategic Capacity of Academic Institutions
Catherine Paradeise / Jean-Claude Thoenig (UPEM-LISIS, Marne-La-Vallée/Université Paris-Dauphine-DRM, Paris)
SESSION 4: SCHOLARS, GOVERNANCE AND CREATIVITY#
- New Public Management and Creativity: Should Performance Management Tools from the Private Sector be Transferred to Academia?
Jutta Stumpf-Wollersheim (Technical University of Munich)
- Promoting Creativity at Work: Implications for Scientific Creativity//Sandra Ohly (University of Kassel)
SESSION 5: LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE#
- Universities from Local Institutions to Global Systems? - Implications for Students, Staff and Institutions
Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen (Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research, Beijing)
- Prospecting Governance Models for Academic Creativity
Gili S. Drori (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)