TEFCE project coordinator Thomas Farnell was the main speaker at a webinar hosted by the the European Commission's DG EAC and the NESET network, to present the NESET analytical report: Community engagement in higher education: trends, practices and policies. The webinar was attended by 200 participants.
The report, which is largely influenced by the lessons learnt from the TEFCE project, argues that universities play a crucial role in responding to societal needs, and can further enhance their societal impact at local, national and international levels through community engagement, whereby:
The webinar panelists were:
- Thomas Farnell, Higher Education Policy Expert, Institute for the Development of Education, Croatia;
- Ellen Hazelkorn, BH Associates,and Professor Emerita, Technological University Dublin, Ireland;
- Snježana Prijić-Samaržija,Rector, University of Rijeka, Croatia;
- Marieke Hopman, Assistant Professor for International and European Law at Maastricht University and Project Leader of the Maastricht Platform for Community-Engaged Research (MPCER), The Netherlands.
- Moderator: Sumathi Subramaniam, Policy Officer, Unit for Policy on Higher Education, European Commission, Belgium.
A recording of the webinar is available HERE.