Conference Programme

Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and the Achievements of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Programme of 13th MELLearN National and International Lifelong Learning Conference

 

Venue: Budapest Business School Main Building (1055 Budapest, Markó u. 29-31. – Hall)

20 April, 2017 – Thursday

09.00am – 09.30 Registration/Coffee – in front of Hall

09.30 – 10.00 Welcome Speeches – Hall

Speakers:

Dr. Balázs Heidrich, Rector – Budapest Business School

Dr. Zoltán Szántó – Vice Rector for Edux. Affairs of Corvinus University of Budapest for Dr. Zsolt Rostoványi – Corvinus University Budapest/MELLearN President

Chair of session: Dr. Balázs Németh – MELLearN Acting President

10.00 – 12.00 Plenary Session I. – Hall

Invited Speakers:

  • Dr. Balázs Németh: MELLearN and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Dr. Mihály Simai, Academician – Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Responses of Higher Education to New Global Challenges: Vision towards the Coming Decades
  • Prof. Maria Slowey, Dublin City University: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals for education by 2030 presents a ‘major challenge for all countries’ (OECD 2016)
  • Werner Mauch, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg: „Adult Learning and Education for Sustainable Development: UNESCO Perspectives and Frameworks”
  • Dr. Péter Sótonyi, University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest: ’Challenges of Elite Education’ Choices of the Development of Hungarian Higher Education referring to the Experience of Veterinary Higher Education
  • Chair of Session: Dr. Zoltán Szántó – Vice Rector for Edux. Affairs of Corvinus University of Budapest for Dr. Zsolt Rostoványi – Corvinus University Budapest/MELLearN President

Questions and Answers

12.00 – 13.00pm Buffet Lunch

13.00 – 14.00  Plenary Session II./Roundtable Talk – Hall

Invited Speakers:

  • Dr. András Benedek – Budapest University of Technology
  • István Lükő – University of Pécs
  • Dr. Ildikó Hrubos – Corvinus University of Budapest
  • Dr. László Szemethy – Szent István University
  • Réka Könczey – Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development
  • Csaba Vaszkó – WWF

Invited Chair of Session: Dr. Márton Beke – Tempus Public Foundation

 

14.00 – 14.30  Coffee break

14.30 – 17.00  Strands – Round I. (Topics A-B-C-E) Auditorium/Lecture Rooms

                        Strands:

  • A.) The Role of Higher Education in the Achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals and of the Agenda 2030: Economic and Social Dimensions; + D.) Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Environmental Protection through the Involvement of Higher Education: Choices and Barriers;

 

    • Co-Chairs of Strand: Dr. János Mika and Dr. István Lükő – UP
  • B.) Responsible University – the Responsibilities of Higher Education;

 

    • Co-Chairs of Strand: Dr. Zsuzsanna Géring – BBS and Dr. Sára Csillag – BBS
  • C.) Connections in between Sustainability and Quality Education in the Scope of UNESCO GRALE3;

 

    • Co-Chairs of Strand: Mária Kraiciné Dr. Szokoly – ELTE and Mr. Zoltán Loboda, OH (Office for Education)
  • E.) Sustainable Development, Quality Education and the Financing of Learning: Choices and Constraints

 

  • Co-Chairs of Strand: Dr. Anikó Kálmán – BUT and Dr. Sándor Kerekes – KU

18.30 – 20.00  Reception of Budapest Business School – Hall

 

21 April, 2017. – Friday

08.00am – 09.00 MELLearN General Assembly (Only for Institutional Representatives with Authorized Delegation!)

09.00 – 11.00  Strands II. –Round II. (A-B-C-E) Auditorium/Lecture Rooms

  • A.) The Role of Higher Education in the Achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals and of the Agenda 2030: Economic and Social Dimensions; + D.) Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Environmental Protection through the Involvement of Higher Education: Choices and Barriers; Co-Chairs of Strand: Dr. Iván Zádori – UP, WCCI CEEC
  • B.) Responsible University – the Responsibilities of Higher Education; Co-Chairs of Strand: Dr. Zsuzsanna Géring – BBS and Dr. Sára Csillag – BBS
  • C.) Connections in between Sustainability and Quality Education in the Scope of UNESCO GRALE3; Co-Chairs of Strand: Mária Kraiciné Dr. Szokoly – ELTE and Mr. Zoltán Loboda, OH (Office for Education)
  • E.) Sustainable Development, Quality Education and the Financing of Learning: Choices and Constraints Co-Chairs of Strand: Dr. Éva Bodnár

 

11.00 – 11.15  Coffee-break

11.15 – 12.30  Plenary Session III. – Hall

Előadók:

  • Éva Sándorné Dr. Kriszt – Budapest Business School/Hungarian Rectors’ Conference: The Role and Implementation of Adult Education in Our Country, in Economic Fields in Particular
  • Dr. Elek Bartha – University of Debrecen: Introduction of the Host of the 14th MELLearN Lifelong Learning Conference in 2018.

Reports from Activities of Conference Strands

Questions and Answers

Invited Chair of Session: Dr. Judit Sass – Corvinus University of Budapest

12.30pm – Departure

The planned programme of this Conference is under continuous development. Organisers reserve all rights to make any necessary change in this programme until considered as final!

Please find registration form and useful information at: http://mellearn.hu/mellearn_2017/

MELLearN will provide an edited E-book from keynotes and presentations of the conference for the Fall of 2017.

Applicants’ abstracts for presentations will be considered and assessed by co-chairs of Strands!

MELLearN Secretariat – April, 2017.

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