2019 Final Programme

Challenges to Higher Education – Adaptation in Strategic Partnership

Final Programme of the 12th MELLearN Lifelong Learning Conference

Venue: Corvinus University of Budapest (1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8. Building ’E’ )

21 April, 2016. – Thursday

09.00 – 10.00  Registration – Coffee Corner – In front of Auditorium III, Building ’E’ – Ground Floor

10.00 – 10.20 Welcome/Chair: Dr. Balázs Németh, MELLearN Executive President

Prof. Dr. Zsolt Rostoványi, Rector – Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary

Prof. Dr. Imre Komlósi László, Vice-Rector – Széchenyi István University

Dr. Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture and Youth, European Commission – Brussels

10.20 – 12.00 Plenary Session I.      Auditorium III, Building ’E’ – Ground Floor

Chair: Prof. Dr. László Imre Komlósi, vice-rector – Széchenyi István University Győr, Hungary


The Future of Higher Education in Times of Digitalization – The German Case

Prof. Dr. Joachim Möller – Director of Institute for Employment Research, IAB – Nürnberg, Germany


Prof. Dr. Zsolt Rostoványi, Rector – Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary

National and international cooperation possibilities and path of development of higher education institutions
Dr. Éva Kriszt Sándorné, Rector – Budapest Business School, University of Applied Sciences – HRC/Hungarian Rectors’ Conference Budapest, Hungary

Higher Education Innovation: Strengthening Organisational Culture of Partnership Prof. Gábor Halász, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) – Budapest, Hungary

The role of the National Bank of Hungary in higher education
Dániel Palotai – Representative of the National Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)

Q & A

12.00 – 13.00  Lunch

13.00 – 14.00  Plenary Session II.     Auditorium III, Building ’E’ – Ground Floor

Chair: Dr. habil Anikó Kálmán, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Keynotes:             Higher education, entrepreneurship and European integration

Prof. Dr. Bruno Dallago – Università degli Studi di Trento

Lifelong Learning for Social Dimension. COMMIT Project Reminders for University Context
Dr. Kari Seppälä – EUCEN Vice-President, University of Turku, Finland

14.00 – 14.30  Coffee-break

14.30 – 17.00  Workshop-Session I. – with four strands (A-B-C-D)


  • A) Labour market partnerships of Higher Education Room 297, Building ’E’, Floor2
  • B) University – City, Region Partnership Auditorium III., Building ’E’, Ground floor
  • C) Potentials and Opportunities of Corporate and Bank Partnerships Room 2009, Building ’E’, Floor2
  • D) Network of Higher Education Research Centres: Forum for Training and Development Experiences

Room 2001, Building ’E’, Floor2


18.00 – 20.00  Reception of Corvinus University Budapest         Aula, Building ’E’, Ground Floor

Concert of Tim Nugent-Head – Mátyás Tóth Duo from 18.00 to 18.30


  1. April, 2016. – Friday

08.00 – 09.00  MELLearN General Assembly (for institutional delegates only!)

09.00 – 11.00  Workshop Session II. – strands (A-B-C-D)

11.00 – 11.15  Coffee-break


11.15 – 12.15  Plenary Session III.    Auditorium III, Building ’E’ – Ground Floor

Chair: Prof. Dr. Zoltán Szántó, Vice-rector – Corvinus University Budapest

Keynote:               Hungarian Qualification Framework and the Application of Learning Outcomes Approach in Higher Education

Dr. Éva Farkas, Associate Professor – University of Szeged, Hungary


Reflections on the National Consultation of COMMIT-project

Dr. Balázs Németh, Associate Professor – University of Pécs, Institute of Adult Ed. and HRD


                               Reports from Workshops A-B-C-D

Introduction of the Venue of the 13th MELLearN LLL Conference for 2017 – Representative of Budapest Business School

                                               Q & A


12.15 – 13.00  Snack-lunch   Aula, Building ’E’, Ground Floor

                        end of programme

The planned programme is under continuous construction, therefore, MELLearN holds every right to change the programme of the conference when necessary!

Please find detailed programme and Abstract-book at: www.mellearn.hu/konf_2016

MELLearN is going to publish its regular Conference e-book soon after the conference in early Fall 2016! Conference papers will be assessed and reviewed by Workshop co-chairs!


19 April, 2016 – MELLearN Secretariat



Main sponsor: Magyar Nemzeti Bank