|Wednesday 21 May 2008|
|16.00||Registration at Helsinki University of Technology,
the Department of Architecture
|Thursday 22 May 2008|
|8.00||Registration/Helsinki University of Technology, TUAS Building|
Richard Yelland, Head of the Education Management Infrastructure Division, OECD
|9.00-10.15||THEME 1: Universities for the future
Keynote address 1: University futures
Panel discussion moderated by Richard Yelland, head of the Education Management Infrastructure Division, OECD
|10.30-13.00||THEME 2: Higher Education Institutions as spaces and places for learning
Chaired by Alastair Blyth, Analyst, OECD
Case studies on current practice:
|14.00-16.30||THEME 3: Higher Education Institutions as spaces and places for research and innovation
Chaired by: Jarmo Suominen, Professor, University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH and MIT
Case studies on current practice:
|Transportation to the restaurant|
|Friday 23 May 2008|
|8.30-9.30||THEME 4: Sustainable spaces and places
Chaired by: Suvi Nenonen, Senior Researcher, Helsinki University of Technology CEM
Seppo Junnila, Research Manager, Helsinki University of Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, CEM Facility Services Research Group
|9.30-12.00||Site visits (Coaches depart from TUAS Building at 9.30am)
The site visits will explore how sustainability can be incorporated into the design of spaces for knowledge transfer
You may choose either Site visit 1 or 2.
Site visit 1: Arcada Campus(University of Applied Sciences) - Arabia Campus - Media Center Lume (University of Art and Design)
Arcada was established in the metropolitan region in 1996 and obtained permanent status by the Ministry of Education in 1998. According to the concession, our mission is to promote the Finland-Swedish language and culture and to take the needs of the young Finland-Swedish population into account. Arcada consists of three educational departments:
The Department of Health Care and Social Services
The University of Art and Design Helsinki is situated in Arabia. The activities of Taik are based on close collaboration with wold´s best universities and companies. The University supports innovation activities through its business incubator Arabus and innovation service unit Designium and life long learning through IADE, Institute for Art, Development and Education. In teaching, research and artistic work we maintain active and close contacts with society and the corporate and cultural sectors. Our partners include leading Finnish and foreign universities and centres of competence.
Media Centre Lume is a national education, research, development and production centre of audiovisual media. Lume combines the disciplines of cinema, TV, digital media and production set design. The special focus areas of Lume are cross-media content production and practice-based research which serves the needs of the content. Lume has extensive facilities for film, television, new media and theatrical productions. Moreover, facilities at Lume are also ideal for organizing seminars, meetings, conferences, galas, festivals, or fairs.
Media Centre Lume is part of the University of Art & Design (TaiK), but serves also other Universities, polytechnics, research institutions and companies. TaiK has been leader in art and design education for over 130 years. TaiK is an international postgraduate university institution with students from over 50 countries. It offers doctorate, masters and bachelor degrees in a vide range of disciplines - fine art, design, new media, art education, visual culture, motion picture and production design.
Site visit 2: Technical Research Centre of Finland - Helsinki University of Technology / Otaniemi Campus - Technopolis / Innopoli Technology Centre
Otaniemi is a natural location for high-technology companies and organizations. The area is home to over 300 companies, with 60 to 80 new businesses founded and over 500 new business ideas invented each year. The Otaniemi area receives over 200 patents each year, and over 1,000 academic degrees are completed at the Helsinki University of Technology. Dipoli, located in Otaniemi, is one of the leading international congress centers in Finland.
The campus area of the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) and the Technical Research Centre of Finland (later to become VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) have an interesting history. The area is architecturally unique, boasting buildings designed by leading architects including Alvar Aalto, Heikki and Kaija Sirén, and Reima and Raili Pietilä. Otaniemi is a prime example of how physical proximity and interconnectedness foster collaboration and innovation between organizations.
|13.00-14.30||THEME 5: Higher Education Institutions as spaces and places for knowledge transfer
Case Study: Reijo Kangas/Experiences of knowledge transfer processes in US and Asia.
Roundtable session moderated by Alastair Blyth OECD
Towards positive experiences - strategic foresights
Kirsti Lonka, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Helsinki
|15.15||Closing summary of conference: Alastair Blyth, OECD|