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IOE delivers course on leading in university management

7 January 2020

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is delivering a Leaders in University Management programme to staff in Polish universities.

Polish flag being held by people at a celebration

The week-long programme is delivered to management and administrative staff and will reach 120 participants by January 2020.

The programme has been developed and designed by the IOE and supported by UCL Consultants, part of UCL Innovation & Enterprise.

Leaders in University Management covers key conversations in higher education, including topics around the consolidation of the university, the socioeconomic contribution of higher education, innovation in teaching and learning, and the impact of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.

Dr Tatiana Fumasoli, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Studies, leads the project and has collaborated closely with colleagues from across the IOE and UCL’s Office of Vice Provost (Research), Office of Vice Provost (Operations), UCL Human Resources, UCL Arena, UCL Innovation partnerships, and UCL Global Engagement among others.

Dr Fumasoli said: “The Polish higher education system is undergoing major policy reforms that aim to reconfigure university governance and institutional autonomy, introduce a national research evaluation exercise and redesign vertical and horizontal differentiation for both the public and private higher education sector in Poland.

“Polish universities need to respond to this rapidly changing environment and LiUM provides their middle and senior managers with a 5-day intensive course where best practices in university leadership are discussed and analysed.

“Academics and senior managers from the IOE and elsewhere in UCL involve participants through cutting edge theory and practice on university management and provide a platform for debate on the ideal, aspiration and future of higher education in Europe."

The programme is co-financed by the European Social Funds and is delivered as part of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland - Leaders in University Management Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development project.