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US Economy and
Transatlantic Relations
Institute

Lazarski University 
43 Swieradowska st, room 262
02-662 Warsaw, Poland

us.institute@lazarski.edu.pl
tel. +48-22-543-5326/353
fax +48-22-543-5326

Upcoming Conference

FINANCING HIGHER EDUCATION - IN SEARCH OF EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS BASED ON BEST PRACTICES IN NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA

 

June 28-29, 2013, Hyatt Hotel, Warsaw

conference website: http://www.financingheconference.pl/

The US Economy and Transatlantic Relations Institute is organizing an international, two-day conference titled: "Financing Higher Education - In search of effective solutions based on best practices in North America, Europe, and Asia". The goal of the conference is to collect the most effective ideas based on experiences in selected countries in North America, Europe, and Asia, which will form the basis for action on the part of policymakers as well as the academic and business community to increase and diversify higher education financing in Poland.

Day 1

Ceremonial Opening

PANEL 1- Who should pay for higher education and research?

PANEL 2- Government solutions for attracting multiple sources of higher education financing

PANEL 3- Improving financial links between business, industry, and higher education institutions - funders' and university perspectives

PANEL 4- Tuition increases and student loans - experiences across three continents

Gala Dinner

Day 2

PANEL 1- Increasing philanthropic support of higher education

PANEL 2- Improving research financing from public and private sources

PANEL 3- Reforming higher education financing in Poland

Final Report and Press Conference

 

 

 

Past Conferences

DRIVERS FROM HIGHER TO QUALITY EDUCATION: WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT COMPETITIVENESS BY COMPARING US AND EU EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL?

 

On June 18th and 19th, 2010, The US Economy and Transatlantic Relations Institute hosted an international conference titled “Drivers from Higher Education to Quality Education:  What Can We Learn About Competitiveness by Comparing U.S. and EU Education at the University Level?”

The aim of the conference was to compare American and European university systems in order to enumerate and analyze the causes of the relatively poor performance of European universities, as well as to asses efforts like the Bologna Process and higher education reform undertaken in Europe and particularly in Poland. More than 40 experts in the fields of education and economics presented their papers throughout the course of 6 discussion panels.

The conference was organized in conjunction with the Harvard Club of Poland, the Association of Comparative Economic Studies, the Fulbright Association, and the Foundation of Polish Science, under the patronage of the European Parliament and the Polish Ministry of Finance.

Click here to see the conference program.

Speakers and abstracts 1

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