Upcoming event: 2nd series of LEAD2 workshops on Academic Leadership will take place in Gliwice and Vienna, October 2019





Day 1 (23 October)

Arrive in Vienna

Travel  from Vienna to Gliwice, Poland

Day 2 (24 October 2019)

Silesian University of Technology


LEAD2 Conference opening and welcome session

keynote speech Silesian University of Technology


Keynote speeches

·       Tongji University

(To be updated)


LEAD2 workshops on Comparative Research of university governance


14.00- 17:30 

LEAD2 Comparative Research team meetings

End of meetings

Day 3 (25 October 2019)

Silesian University of Technology


LEAD2 workshops focusing on cases of university governance

(what is unique about the university structures, which strategies, advantages, bottlenecks, solutions…)

(Selected partners and participating universities will be asked to present the university governance structures/models focusing on general structures or a specific aspect of university governance, such as  

·       Leading and governing research and education

·       Leading and governing university internationalization and networking)

4-6 cases will be presented


Workshops on the case analyses and discussions

-Global structures of each case

-The role of internationalization in the university structure

-Strong and weak points

-Commonalities and differences



Summaries & conclusions 

End of meetings


Day 4 (26th  October 2019)

2019 LEAD2 network meeting

Travel  from Gliwice to Vienna

Day 5 (27th  October 2019)

University of Vienna

LEAD2 project partner meeting

(To be updated)

LEAD2 project partner meeting 

(To be updated)


(To be updated)

Day 6 (28th  October 2019) 

 University of Vienna

09:00 – 09:30 – Registration

09:30 – 10:00 – Opening and welcome words

10:00 – 10:30 – Group photo

10:30 – 12:00 – Keynote speeches on Academic rankings and their impact on University governance

·         Dr. Johannes Sorz, Office of the UniVie Rectorate

·         Prof. Dr. Gaye Toksoz, Dean of Students & Faculty of Education, Middle East Technical University (METU)

·         Chinese partner NAEA

 12:00 – 13:00 Q&A and a Panel discussion chaired by Prof. Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 15:00 – Introduction to workshops

15:00-16:30 – Three Parallel workshops on Academic rankings and University governance focusing on:

1.    Importance of rankings: Why are rankings important for universities and how can a university’s ranking be improved?

2.    Meaning and limitation of rankings: Does it make sense that all universities strive for the highest-ranking? Do rankings reflect the (regional, national, international) role of universities? Do rankings reflect excellence and what is the definition of excellence?

3.    Impact of rankings. Do good/high-ranked universities necessarily need more budget and/or resources? What are the effects of excellence initiatives?

 16:30 – 17:15 – Reporting Session

 End of meetings

Day 7 (29 October 2019)

University of Vienna

09:00 – 10:30 – Keynote speeches on Governance of doctoral education

  • Prof Peter Becker, Head of the Doctoral Programme in Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna
  • Dr. Ibrahim Yorgun, METU
  • Prof. Filipa Castanheira, NOVA
  • Chinese partner

10:30 – 11:00 – Q&A and discussion

11.00-12.30 Consortium Meeting

(To be updated)

12:00 – 1:30 – Lunch break

13:30 – 14:00 Introduction to workshops

14:00 – 16:00 – Parallel workshops on Governance of doctoral education

16:00 – 16:30 – Reporting Session

16:30 – 17:00 – Closing Session

 End of meetings