The 2nd International Congress on Trends in Higher Education

The 2nd International Congress on Trends in Higher Education: Innovations and
Entrepreneurship Istanbul, Turkey, May 04-05, 2012.
On behalf of Fatih University and International Association of Universities, I am very pleased to invite you to the 2nd International Congress on Trends in Higher Education; Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The Congress is organized by the International Association of Universities and Fatih University. Invited participants are presidents of universities and academicians from different countries.

The purpose of the congress is to provide a unique international forum to discuss foresights and new trends of Innovation and Entrepreneurship related to higher education both in Turkey and in the world. It is also aimed to examine the basic problems and challenges of higher education and come up with some innovative solutions.

This scientific forum is expected to achieve innovative and strategic perspectives in higher education through the exchange of up-to-date information, panel discussions, workshops and tutorials.

The ICTHE 2012 Congress, under the able leadership of our Scientific Committee Chair Prof.  Dr. Ayhan Bozkurt and the Congress Organization Committee Chair Prof. Dr. Nader Nada, are preparing a program that will cover most current topics of higher education such as entrepreneurial education and  innovation in the  areas of  Technology, Quality, Curriculum, Infrastructure, Education environment, Learning  methods and techniques.

The Congress will be held in Istanbul, 2010 European Capital of Culture. Istanbul is a city uniting two continents with different cultures and civilizations, from the ancient Greek, Roman, and Ottoman Empires to the modern Republic of Turkey. Thus, it always played an important role as a city of peace in history. There will be some social activities and tours whereby the congress participants will have the chance to enjoy the history and the charm of Bosphorus.

I sincerely look forward to sharing some wonderful and fruitful congress days with you. It will be my great pleasure to meet you together with Fatih University team and all my colleagues from both organizing and scientific committees in Istanbul.

Prof. Dr. Şerif Ali TEKALAN
Congress President
President of the International Association of Universities (UniBir)
Rector of Fatih University

Congress Program
May, 04, 2012
09:00-09:45 Opening Ceremony
10:00-11:00 Keynote Speakers
11:15-12:30 Panel
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-19:00 Invited Speakers
19:00-21:00 Gala Dinner
May, 05, 2012
08:30-11:30 Parallel Session
11:45-12:30 Keynote Speaker
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Invited Speakers
16:00-20:00 Boat tour on the Bosphorus

Congress Topics
•Information Technology in Education
•Teaching tools, techniques, methodologies
•Education Contents Management Systems
•Learning Environment
•Educational Infrastructure
•Entrepreneurship in  Education
•Universities Social Responsibilities
•Universities,  Industry and Government Collaboration
•Education Open Innovation
•Education Innovation Networks
•Education Globalization
•Culture Diversity and Responsibility in the Global Context
•Creativity, Innovation, and Higher Education
•Management and Financing of Higher Education
•Roles and Responsibilities
•Synergy between University and Business Community
•Brand Image, Markets, and Accountability
•Technology in Higher Education and Digital Learning
•Resource Management in HE
•Vision for 2023 and Beyond


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