02-05 APRIL 1997
Lausanne / Switzerland

13th eucen Conference | Competition & Cooperation in University Continuing Education
The 13th eucen European Conference was hosted by Continuing Education Centres of the Universities of Fribourg, Genève, Lausanne, Neuchâtel and the EPFL in Lausanne (CH).

In 1990, the Swiss Federal Government decided to invest money in University Continuing Education. The idea was to encourage universities to create Continuing Education Centres and to launch projects.

Since 1991, the directors of the Continuing Education Centres of the Universities and the EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale) have been collaborating and organised together, with eucen, the 13th European Conference.


Thursday 3rd April

-Prof. Oscar Burlet, Vice-rector of the University of Lausanne
-Prof. N. Ischi, State Councillor (Canton of Fribourg), President CUS (Swiss University Conference)

Morning sessions
-Prof. Riccardo Petrella, University of Louvain-la-Neuve, President of Groupe de Lisbonne -Competition-Collaboration: A challenge for Universities Continuing Education
-Chairman: Prof. Pierre Ducrey, Member of the Board CRE (Association of European Universities) and president of UNICA (Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe)-Collaboration between European Universities in order to be competititve
-Prof. Maia Wentland, HEC, University of Lausanne - ARIADNE, Telematic Distance Learning with European Universities and Companies 
-Prof. Alan Robinson, University of Ulster, Coordinator of the Thematic Group - eucen Programme in Staff Development for Continuing Education

Afternoon sessions
-Chairman: Prof. François-Xavier Merrien, Faculty of Social Sciences and Pedagogy, Director of the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lausanne - Public and Private Alliances: Which role for universities?
-Ms Agneta Avasjö, Radio Communication Division, Ericsson and Prof Lennart Badersten, Office for further and continuous education, Lund University -  Ericsson Company Sweden and Lund University
-Prof. Bernard Dafflon, University of Fribourg, Member of the IIMT Council, Mr. Serge Chammartin, Division of Telecom Switzerland, President of the IMMT Council, Prof. Ghislaine Cestre, HEC, University of Lausanne -  International Institute of Managment in Telecommunications (IIMT)
-Prof. Marti Parellada, Director of Continuing Education Les Heures - Higher Certificate in Business Administration by Distance Learning 

Thursday 4th April

Morning sessions
-Chairman: Prof. Patrick Mendelsohn, TECFA (Training technologies and learning), University of Geneva- CHALLENGES FOR UNIVERSITIES FACING VIRTUAL TEACHING - 
-Dr Pierre Rossel, EPFL, coordinator of the ESST programmes -Dr Richard Hill , Learning Technologies Programme Manager Europe, Hewlett Packard -
-Elisabeth Royston, eucen delegate at DG 13 -
Armando Palomar, University of Barcelona, Les Heures
-Prof. Alfredo Soeiro, eucen Convenor

Afternoon sessions
-Michel Feutrie, Vice-President of the Unviersity of Lille 1- Future Scenarios

For further information about sessions, please contact eucen.