Second Vienna Conference on Higher Education Law and the Management of Sciences
  • Conference 2019

"From Bologna to a Legal Regime for European Universites"

28 February - 2 March 2019

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Evening before the programme starts

Friday, 1 March 2019

First Day: The Current Legal Framework for International and Transnational Activities of Universities

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Second Day: The Idea of a European University Regime

  • 16:00 Guided City Tour

  • 20:00 Reception at the SFU 

  • 08:45 Coffee/Tea

  • 09:15 Welcome by the  Directors of the Institute of European and International Higher Education Law an the Management of Scienes

  • 09:30 Welcome by the President of the SFU and by the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the SFU

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Alfred Pritz & Prof. Dr. Bernd-Christian Funk

  • 09:45 Traditional Models of Universities in Europe

Prof. Dr. Antonio Loprieno, President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

  • 10:15 The National University and Its Role in European and International Law

Prof. Dr. Diana zu Hohenlohe

  • 10:45 Discussion

  • 11:00 Coffee Break

  • 11:20 The Role of Universities from the English Perspective

Prof. David Palfreyman, OBE FRSA, New College, University of Oxford; Member of the Board of the Office for Students

  • 11:50 University Services as Services of General Interest in European Union Law

Prof. Dr. Johan W. van de Gronden, Radboud University Nijmegen

  • 12:10 Efforts of the European Commission to Enhance Student Mobility

Prof. Milen Batov, PhD, Erasmus + Institutional Coordinator, Burgas Free University

  • 12:30 Discussion

  • 13:00 Lunch 

  • 14:00 Student Mobility in the Light of the Jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice

Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law, Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna

  • 14:20 The Bologna Process and Its Practical Prospects. Changes and Challenges

Prof. Dr. Daniel Krausnick, Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts

  • 14:50 Discussion

  • 15:10 The National and European Legal Frameworks for the Assessment of Universities

Dr. Achim Hopbach, AQ Austria

  • 15:40 The Recognition of Higher Education Diplomas and Qualifications

Dr. Renate Penßel, Frederick Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

  • 16:10 Coffee Break

  • 16:30 University Recruitment and the European Challenges

Prof. Dr. Christina Fraenkel-Haeberle, German Research Institute for Public Administration/German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer

  • 17:00 The Digital Education Holding and EDU Medical in Malta

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hoeft, Founder EDU Medical

  • 17:30 Discussion

  • 18:30 Dinner

  • 19:30 Visit of a Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 09:00 The National Legal Regimes for the Establishment of Universities and University Branches in the Member States of the European Union - Comparative Conclusions from the First Vienna Conference on Higher Education Law and the Management of Sciences

Hon.-Prof. Dirk Naumann zu Grünberg & Prof. Dr. Diana zu Hohenlohe

  • The European University Institute as Prototype of a European University

Prof. Dr. Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, European University Institute

  • Legal Developments Concerning European Private Societies. Are there Models for European Universities?

Dr. MMag. Florian Heindler

  • 10:30 Discussion

  • 10:40 Coffee Break

  • 11:00 The Idea of a Network of European Universities

Prof. Dr. Diana zu Hohenlohe

  • 11:30 A Proposal for the Creation of a European University Regime

Hon.-Prof. Dirk Naumann zu Grünberg

  • 12:00 New Developments in European Tax Law Affecting Universities

Prof. Dr. Eva Kohler, University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration and Management of North Rhine Westphalia

  • 12:30 Discussion

  • 13:00 Concluding Remarks by the Directors

  • 13:15 Lunch

The German University Foundation offers 100 traveling grants for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. The grants cover the costs of traveling and of the hotel for up to 3 nights to visit the conference, as well as the conference fee. For application, please send a CV and a short letter of motivation to:!


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