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									                        NOVA Seminar 2006
                           Summary of Seminar

                I Top-down or bottum-up
                II Division or sharing of competence
                III PhD courses & internationalisation
                IV Added value
                V Higher education and research
                VI Characteristics of successfull PhD-courses
                VII Other relevant issues
Paul Jensén, 040603
                           NOVA Seminar 2006
                              Summary of Seminar

                I     Top-down or bottum-up

                •  Top-down decisions
                •  Bottom-up operation/execution
                •  Link between the two levels to be improved 
                   - KUF
                   - local NOVA team
                4.  OWNERSHIP + realistic priorities
Paul Jensén, 040603
                               NOVA Seminar 2006
                                  Summary of Seminar

                *II   Division or sharing of competence

                1.    3 potential focus-areas:
                      - ailing            (division)
                      - emerging          (sharing)
                      - strong            (sharing)
                2.    Original NOVA strategy:
                      - Focus on saving ailing areas (small subject problem) through
                      DIVISION of competence
                3.    Focus on emerging and already strong areas?
                4.    Division of competence MUST BE TOP-DOWN



Paul Jensén, 040603
                           NOVA Seminar 2006
                              Summary of Seminar

                *IIIPhD courses & internationalisation
                •     Nordic flavour
                •     + international students
                •     + tuition fees (address legal problems)
                •     Some charge fees already?

Paul Jensén, 040603
                                     NOVA Seminar 2006
                                         Summary of Seminar
                * IV   Added value

                1.     Networking between students/teachers
                2.     Training ground for international cooperation for teachers
                3.     Ability to teach in English by teachers
                4.     Students meet top-level teachers
                5.     - new courses
                       - greater number of courses
                       - supply of ”small subject area” courses
                6.     Short courses
                7.     Higher quality/excellence
                8.     Social aspect
                9.     Makes it easier to go abroad
                10.    Cost effective
                11.    Access to funding
                12.    Nordic University visibility + marketing
                13.    Political capital (NCM)
                14.    Lack of ”format” (~ quality assurance)



Paul Jensén, 040603
                        NOVA Seminar 2006
                           Summary of Seminar

                V Higher education and research

                •  Education: Yes
                •  Research: No
                   ”Nordic Centers of Excellence”
                3. Education  Research: Yes


Paul Jensén, 040603
                                   NOVA Seminar 2006
                                        Summary of Seminar
                VI    Characteristics of successfull PhD-courses

                •     Networking between students/teachers
                •     Training ground for international cooperation for teachers
                •     Ability to teach in English by teachers
                •     Students meet top-level teachers
                •     - new courses
                      - greater number of courses
                      - supply of ”small subject area” courses
                6.    Short courses (NOVA window)
                7.    Higher quality/excellence
                7.    Social aspect
                8.    Makes it easier to go abroad
                9.    Cost effective
                10.   Access to funding
                11.   Nordic University visibility + marketing
                12.   Political capital (NCM)
                13.   Lack of ”format” (~ quality assurance)
                14.    conclusions re Master of science courses


Paul Jensén, 040603
                                NOVA Seminar 2006
                                    Summary of Seminar
                * VII Other relevant issues
                      - The future role of NOVA

                1.    Political level:     Nordic Rectors Conference
                2.    General Networking   NOVA seminar to be given added tasks
                3.    PhD-level:           Continue + improve + expand
                4.    MSc-level:           Is there a niche for an internationally competitive Nordic
                                           Education Region?  learn from PhD-success
                5.    Decisions to be made re MSc-level:
                      - ailing areas philosophy: scrapp – but not the successes
                      - focus on emerging and already strong areas
                      - short courses?
                      - joint degrees?
                6.     Strategy 2007-2010


Paul Jensén, 040603
                            NOVA Seminar 2006
                              Summary of Seminar

                I     Process for strategic plan for NOVA UN
                      2007-2010
                II    Faculty anchoring/KUF – four subunits?
                III   Tasks of NOVA UN secretariat
                IV    Leading principles for NOVA UN
                V     MSc-initiatives learn from PhD-initiatives
                VI    Other relevant issues
Paul Jensén, 040603
                              NOVA Seminar 2006
                                  Summary of Seminar
                I     Contents and process for strategic plan for NOVA UN 2007-2010

                1.    Goals (Board)
                      - Political level + NCM
                      - General University-networking (expand task of seminar)
                      - PhD-level
                      - MSc-level
                      - focus  success stories
                2.    Organisation (Board)
                      - KUF
                      - local NOVA Team
                3.    Strategy draft (Chairman + KUF-member + students + secretariat)
                      - local NOVA active members + KUF + Board member


Paul Jensén, 040603
                            NOVA Seminar 2006
                              Summary of Seminar
                II    Faculty anchoring/KUF – four subunits?

                1. The Local NOVA Team shall be the operational
                   unit at each university (SLU faculty issue must be
                   solved!)
                2. The Local NOVA Coordinator
                3. Board: strategy; no operational role
                4. KUF: empowered; operational role; small and
                   efficient
                5. Subgroups: depends on final strategy

Paul Jensén, 040603
                        NOVA Seminar 2006
                          Summary of Seminar

                III Tasks of NOVA UN secretariat

                1. - long-term goal
                   - transition period
                2. The function of the Local NOVA
                   coordinator is crucial


Paul Jensén, 040603
                           NOVA Seminar 2006
                             Summary of Seminar

                IV Leading principles for NOVA UN

                1.    Top-down: clear decisons
                2.    Local NOVA Coordinator <-> Local NOVA Team
                3.    Bottom-up: operational level: FOCUS here
                4.    Time limit for NOVA initiatives
                5.    Without students: no super-NOVA


Paul Jensén, 040603
                            NOVA Seminar 2006
                               Summary of Seminar
                V     MSc-initiatives learn from PhD-initiatives

                1. Focus on emerging + strong areas;
                   small subject area problem (if succesfull)
                2. Short courses + ?
                3. Future of NOVA window?
                4. Focus on nordic students + open to international
                   students
                5. Joint PhD and MSc courses?

Paul Jensén, 040603
                      NOVA Seminar 2004
                       Summary of Seminar


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Paul Jensén, 040603

								
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