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Minutes IAG‐meeting Thursday, June 7th 2012, 13.00‐15.00 Venue: Styrelserummet, VH79 Participants: Eva Malmström Jonsson, chair Ramon Wyss, Tina Murray, UF Tigran Haas, ABE Ann Cornell, CHE Mats Hanson, ECE Rajeev Thottappillil, EES Anders Szepessy, SCI Björn‐Erik Erlandsson, STH Seija Natri, secretary Danielle Edvardsson, item 4 Lotta Rosenfeldt, item 4 Not present: Helene Andersson‐Svahn, BIO David House, CSC Mats Brorsson, ICT Anna Delin, ITM Izla Unesi, THS Naga Sudha Mangeshkar Vankayaka, BEST 1. Approval of the agenda Eva Three issues announced by Tigran Haas. 2. Approval of notes from previous meeting, April 16th Eva No remarks on previous minutes. 3. GoGlobal Tina Tina presented the background, plan and structure for GoGlobal, October 1‐5, 2012 http://intra.kth.se/kth‐informerar/internationalisering/go‐global/go‐global‐2012‐1.296899 The main mission is to increase the interest of outgoing students. Many external speakers from industry will be appointed. Project Attract have final event at the same time and these two events will be integrated. KTH´s goal is to have the number of exchange students, incoming/outgoing, in balance and in future every second student should study abroad. Motivation to get balance was discussed. Schools are welcome to participate and are responsible for the breakfast seminars. Tina meets school representatives about GoGlobal next week. 2012‐06‐1 1 4. Proposal for a new organization for guest researches/ teachers Danielle, Lotta Danielle explained background and the working groups work for a proposal for a new organization for guest researches/teachers. University of Gothenburg has a well organized system to take care of guests and proposal is mostly based on their experiences. Danielle also presented EURAXESS (http://www.euraxess.se) and emphasized the importance to make a declaration of commitment when the decision for the new organization is made. Lotta Rosenfeldt is appointed to build up the organization. 5. THS International´s buddy system Izla th Presentation Monday September 17 . 6. Prio universities Tina Tina presented the background and selection of the 125 universities which appears on the list (in BILDA). Presentations of basis of the statistic. Examples with various weighting has been developed and lists are presented Europe respective Non‐Europe top 20. It is obvious that schools and research groups have prio universities of their own. The lists shows that there are universities with strong research cooperation without student exchange and on the contrary. How do we want to use the list? What is the purpose of the lists? Benchmarking, learning for ranking lists, to get good research cooperation and partners, were some answers. School representatives have a mission to, with help of statistic, discuss at schools and suggest 3‐6 universities the school/research groups want to suggest to the list. The goal is that no more than 100 universities are prioritized and more strategic plan for these will be developed. Discussion and presentations of proposal from schools at IAG meeting in November. 7. Other issues/items Tigran Haas had three issues from ABE school: 1. Weak focus on Middle East! Eva: There is no central activities on Saudi‐Arabia because of lack of resources. 2. Is there going to be PhD‐tuition fees? Eva: – No. 3. What about Joint Degree with former Sovjet Union? Eva: There is a working group working with this issue which has showed up to be complicated. One year Master Programme – there are discussions to establish one year Master Programme on areas with good recruitment. Ramon presented shortly from meeting with SIDA about Africa, Technology Transfer Alliance. To get more interest from the schools, Ramon plans to arrange workshop on Tanzania in autumn and asks the school representatives to send input. East Africa will be discussed at IAG meeting in September. 8. Next meetings Monday, September 17, 12.00—14.00, styrelserummet, VH79 Monday, November 12, 12.00—14.00, styrelserummet, VH79 2012‐06‐1 2 /Seija 2012‐06‐1 3
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