18 Jun 2007

Global Integration for Graduate Programmes (GIGP) conference is different to the usual conference in that it is not aimed at particular subject area or group of people. It is our view that the globalisation of world affairs (economic, political and social) is spreading to education. Mobility of students is now common and the liberalisation of world markets allows all nationalities to work in different geographical areas.

There is thus a need for stands and measures of Education to be agreed. This is the aim of the Bologna Process and also the aim of our conferences. It is our intention to gather together people from all levels of education – Ministers, Rectors, Deans and academics to discuss all issues involved in this process. In our view, it is the discussion and the networking that is important and it is not therefore obligatory for delegates to present papers. We prefer to select key issues such as Quality or ECTS to focus discussions.

The conference is hosted this year by the University of Split, Croatia. Educational experts from Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Greece, UK and other countries will attend. It will discuss general issues involved in designing and running graduate programmes with institutions from different countries including accreditation and quality assurance.

Conference Themes
All issues involved in successful implementation of international partnerships are important to this conference. It has been decided to look at these from four levels:

* The European Level
* The Ministry of Education
* The University Level
* The Programme Level

Conference Fees
The standard conference fee will be £250 but there is a 50% discount for participants from TEMPUS-CARDS, TEMPUS-MEDA, and TEMPUS-TACIS countries.
The conference fee for accompanying persons who are attending the conference is 100 euro.

Deadline: June 15th, 2007
Open to: all interested

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