Third Vienna Conference on Higher Education Law and the Management of Sciences
  • Conference 2020

“University Cooperation and Funding”

5th to 7th of March 2020

Thursday, 5 March 2020


16:00     Guided City Tour

20:00     Reception at the SFU

Friday, 6 March 2020


8:45       Coffee/Tea

9:15       Welcome by the Directors of the Institute of European and International Higher Education Law and the Management of Sciences

9:30       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

10:00     Cross-Border-Partnerships in Higher Education

Prof. Dr. David W. Chapman, M.A., University of Minnesota

10:30     Discussion

10:45     Coffee Break

11:15     Public or Private in Higher Education – Good and Bad?

Prof. David Palfreyman, OBE, FRSA, MA, MBA, LL.B., Bursar and Fellow, New College, University of Oxford; Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies; Member of the Board of the Office for Students

11:45     Public Funding versus the Autonomy of the University: The Situation in Lithuania

Prof. Dr. Jurgita Paužaitė-Kulvinskienė, Public Law Institute, Vilnius University

12:15     Discussion

12:30     Lunch

14:00     The European Universities Initiative

Mag. Florian Pecenka, Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union

14:30     Discussion

14:45     The Funding of University Partnerships under Erasmus and Horizon2020

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

15:15     Discussion

15:30     Research and Development Cooperations in the Light of European Subsidies Law

PD Dr. Margrit Seckelmann, M.A., German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer

16:00     Discussion

17:30     Dinner

19:30     Visit of a Concert

Saturday, 7 March 2020


9:30       Cooperation of Scientific Institutions

Dr. Johannes Lappe, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP Munich

10:00     Discussion

10:15     Cooperations between Universities and Non-University Research Institutions and the Transfer of Knowledge from and to the Practice

Prof. Dr. Cristina Fraenkel-Haeberle, German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer

10:45     Discussion

11:00     Sponsoring of and at Universities

Prof. Dr. Michael Göring, Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

11:30     Discussion

11:45     Summary and Outlook

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

12:00     Mid-Day Snacks


Young researchers who write their PhD thesis or Habilitation thesis on aspects of higher education law, science law or higher education management may apply for a traveling grant. The grant covers the conference fee, as well as the costs of traveling to, and of the hotel in, Vienna. Applicants my sent a short letter of motivation and a CV via email.