Forum of University Managers

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Forum of University Managers
Objectives
As part of the Jubilee Year proclaimed by Pope Francis,
the first Forum of University Managers aims to provide
an opportunity for debate and the exchange of views
amongst university managers from all around the
world.
The Forum will address a range of issues that are
particularly relevant in the current geo-political
environment: those of ethics, dialogue and integration.
In a higher education system that is increasingly
open to individuals from different cultures and ethnic
groups, with different religious beliefs, and of different
social classes, and in a world in which a large
percentage of population is increasingly mobile,
we now face issues of integration and equal access,
and of respect for individuals and their origins in the
greater context of inclusiveness.
During the forum, speakers from a range of different
social and geographic contexts will compare their
experiences and the choices they have made to face
these issues. The forum will focus on the value of
knowledge, not only in itself, but also as the ability
to understand others, as a tool to overcome ignorance
and discrimination, and for the development of peace
and mutual comprehension.
Forum of University Managers
The Management of Knowledge - Dialogue and Integration
Thursday, 8th September 2016
Aula Magna, Rectorate Building
Sapienza University of Rome
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome
9:15 am Registration
10:00 am Welcome addresses
Eugenio Gaudio, Rector Sapienza
Carlo Musto D’Amore
Director General, Sapienza University of Rome
Rat. Rev. Msg. Claudio Giuliodori
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome
Session 1: Management by Ethics
2:00 pm
Session 3: Management by Services
Chair: Luciano Saso, Sapienza University of Rome
President of UNICA (Network of the Universities of
the Capitals of Europe)
Speeches:
Susanne Wallmark
Director General, Malmö University
Management by Services in a Multicultural Society
Introduction: Rev. Luis Romera
Rector, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rome
The University and the Rationality of Human Beings
Marisol Pérez O’Connor
The Experience of a student at Malmö University
11:00 am Coffee Break
Session 4: Roundtable
Knowledge and Dialogue as Premises for Peace
Session 2: Management in a
Cross-Cultural Environment
Chair: Gustavo Piga
Deputy Rector for International Relations
Tor Vergata University, Rome
Speeches:
Fr. Vincenzo D’Adamo, SJ
Administrative Vice Rector
Pontificia Università Gregoriana
Universities international dimension: responsibility
for the organizational development
Chair: Cristiano Nicoletti
President of CoDAU (Association of Italian
Universities Directors General)
Speeches:
Hady J. Mahfouz
President of Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon)
University Governance in a Diversified Society
Julia Maria Gonzáles Ferreras
President of Education for an Independent World
Isabel Miralles González
General Secretary, University of Barcelona
Carina Rossa
Project Leader of Scholas Chairs Program
Ana Maria Maduro
Director General, University of Lisbon
Fr. Joseph Turay
Vice Chancellor of University of Makeni (Sierra Leone)
1:00 pm Buffet Lunch
5:00 pm Final Discussion and Closing Remarks

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