This year's Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Universities Summit will take place from July 3rd - 5th in Warsaw, Poland, under the motto “Beyond resilience: How European higher education is preparing for the future.” One of the panels will be led by representatives of Constructor University in Bremen, highlighting the role of young universities.
This year's THE Europe Universities Summit will focus on how universities and other higher education institutions will continue to play a pivotal role in the recovery, unification, and progression of societies across Europe and beyond. During this three-day event, the focus will be on three main topics: “Resilience in European higher education – recovery and reform”, “Partnerships for security and growth”, and “Research excellence – translating the return on investment”.
One of the first sessions after the live reveal of the THE Young Universities Ranking 2023 on July 3rd, will be devoted to the role of universities that have existed for fewer than 50 years. The panel’s topic will be: “The 21st-century institution: How young universities are leading the way in Europe”. The panel will be moderated by Isak Frumin, Head of the Observatory of Innovation in Higher Education of Constructor University in Bremen. Roman Cieslak, Rector at University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Poland), Esra Gencturk, Rector of Ozyegin University (Turkey), Jules Coleman, Chief Learning Officer of Constructor Knowledge (USA), Waldemar Siwinski, President at IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence as well as Emilia Kmiotek-Meier, Researcher of young universities at University of Cologne will be discussing what distinctive qualities new institutions possess that may enable them to challenge traditional higher education models.
Prof. Werner Nau, Interim Provost and Head of Academic Operations at Constructor University in Bremen, will join Zygmunt Lalak, Vice-Rector of Research at University of Warsaw and Tim Sowula, World Summit Series editor at THE in the opening remarks. Prof. Thomas Auf der Heyde, Managing Director and Vice President of Constructor University will give the closing remarks on Wednesday, the last day of the summit. Further representatives of the University will also be on-site to connect with colleagues from other European universities and to exchange ideas and best-practices.
“Partnering with THE is a great honor for us, and we look forward to dynamic discussions, inspiring insights and fruitful networking in Warsaw,” said Oznur Bell, COO of Constructor University. “Connecting with thought-leaders from the higher education landscape is a great opportunity to broaden our horizons and collect valuable insights for Constructor University’s path into the future.”
Times Higher Education’s mission is to be the definitive source of data, insight, and expertise on higher education worldwide. By working with 2,500 institutions in over 90 countries, they provide insights to help institutions and their leadership teams – as well as millions of students every year – make the informed decisions that will define their futures.
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Image: This year's THE Europe Universities Summit will focus on how universities and other higher education institutions will continue to play a pivotal role in the recovery, unification, and progression of societies across Europe and beyond (source: Times Higher Education).
About Constructor University:
An international community, vibrant and diverse. Offering academic excellence, ensuring the highest standards in research and teaching. Empowering students to solve the world's pressing challenges through knowledge and science: Constructor University is a top-ranked, English-speaking, private university. Founded in 2001, it provides a wide range of 25+ academic programs and PhD. The Constructor ecosystem comprises the University, located in Bremen, Germany, and an institute in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Over 1.800 students from more than 110 nations on campus benefit from a unique interdisciplinary, foundational theoretical and practical education. Enriched with a buzzing entrepreneurial culture that prepares young professionals to thrive in the job market. With 6.000+ alumni worldwide, our community keeps growing – with our highest cohort ever registered in 2022.
The research-centric faculty projects are funded by the German Research Foundation and the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation as well as by globally leading companies.
The Constructor ecosystem benefits from partnerships with high-ranked universities such as Carnegie Mellon, the University of Geneva or the National University of Singapore School of Computing, and technology companies such as Anisoprint, JetBrains and ChemDiv.
Constructor is a global institution dedicated to addressing the main challenges of the world through science, education, and technology. Apart from the University in Bremen, the ecosystem comprises an Institute in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) and several for-profit entities that provide technology infrastructures and solutions, life-long education programs, consulting services, and funding.