IMPORTANT NOTE

The program below is subject to change and will be updated regularly.

Saturday 21 May

17:30 - 18:30

Cocktail for early arrivals
Hôtel de la Paix Salon 3

SUNDAY 22 MAY

12:30 - 15:45 - OPENING SESSION

Hôtel de la Paix Salon 4-5-6

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch served

13:30 - 14:00

Welcome Address

Frédéric Herman, Rector, University of Lausanne
Dawn Freshwater, Chair of the WUN Partnership Board; Vice-Chancellor,
The University of Auckland

14:00 - 15:30

WUN Update and Research Highlights

For those joining virtually, this session will be live-streamed here.

Session introduction
Peter Lennie, WUN Executive Director

WUN research snapshots

  • Andreas Neef, The University of Auckland
  • Orla Kelly, University College Dublin
  • María Soledad Ramírez Montoya, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Sylvia He, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bukola Salami, University of Alberta
  • Tore Sætersdal, University of Bergen

Meeting goals
Dawn Freshwater

Housekeeping

15:30 - 16:30

Free time

16:45 - 21:15 - GOVERNANCE GROUP WORKING DINNERS

Partnership Board, Academic Advisory Group, Coordinators
Lavaux UNESCO World Heritage Vinyards

16:15

Departure from Hôtel de la Paix Lobby

17:30 - 21:15

Working Dinners for Individual Governance Groups

Partnership Board: Château de Montagny
Host: Frédéric Herman, University of Lausanne

Academic Advisory Group: Domaine de la Crausaz
Host: Anne-Christine Fornage, University of Lausanne

Coordinators: Domaine de Bovy
Host: Denis Dafflon, University of Lausanne

22:00

Arrive back at Hôtel de la Paix

Monday 23 May

GOVERNANCE GROUP MEETINGS, AGM PLENARY, CONFERENCE DINNER

07:45 - 14:45

Partnership Board

7:45 - Departure from Hôtel de la Paix Lobby
9:00-14:30 - Partnership Board meeting (Domaine de Bois-Chamblard)
9:00-11:00 - Session 1: Guest presentations

Communicating in Polarized Times: How Universities Must Lead and Communications Must Change

Moderator
Scott Willyerd, RW Jones Agency
Panellists
Yolisa Pasipanodya, Meropa Communications
Stephanie Paul, Managing Director, Phillips Group
Mark Sudbury, World 100 Reputation Network
Journalists Notebook: What Makes the Story and Why?

Moderator
Scott Willyerd
Panellists
Sarah Brown, Chronicle of Higher Education
John Ross, Times Higher Education
Nick Cuthbert, The PIE News

11.30-14:30 - Session 2: Business meeting (with lunch break)
14:45 - Depart Bois-Chamblard for Hôtel de la Paix

08:00 - 15:00

Academic Advisory Group

8:00 - Departure from Hôtel de la Paix Lobby
9:00-14:30 - AAG meeting (Château de Dorigny 106, UNIL Campus)
9:00-11:00 - Session 1: Business meeting
11:00-11:30 - Break
11:30-13:30 - Session 2: Guest presentations

  • Opportunities and Challenges for Multilateral Partnerships
    Ellen Hazelkorn, BH Associates
  • Opportunities, Challenges and Rewards of Virtual Exchange
    Gianmario Besana, DePaul University

13:30-14:45 - Lunch
15:00 - Depart UNIL campus for Hôtel de la Paix

08:00 - 15:00

Coordinators Group

8:00 - Departure from Hôtel de la Paix Lobby
9:00-14:30 - Coordinators business meeting (Anthropole 3021, UNIL Campus)
9.00-11:00 - Session 1: Guest presentation

  • WUN Communications: Tools and Teamwork
    Marije Nieuwenhuis, WUN Communications Consultant

11:00-11:30 - Break
11:30-13:30 - Session 2: Business meeting
13:30-14:45 - Lunch
15:00 - Depart UNIL campus for Hôtel de la Paix

AGM PLENARY SESSION

16:30 - 17:30

AGM Plenary Session (Hôtel de la Paix Salon 4-5-6)

17:30 - 18:45

Free time

CONFERENCE DINNER

18:45

Departure from hotel for conference dinner (Restaurant du Théâtre)

19:00 - 22:00

Conference dinner

Tuesday 24 May

WUN PRESIDENTS FORUM

08:00

Departure from Hôtel de la Paix Lobby

09:00 - 15:30

WUN Presidents Forum

Addressing Inequalities in Higher Education and Research
Session 1: Ensuring Equitable and Mutually Beneficial Research Partnerships
Session 2: Access to Influence and impact
Session 3: Access to higher education

For audience members joining virtually, we invite you to watch the livestream here.

15:30 - 16:30

Cocktail reception

Organized transportation for WUN members is booked:

Bus 1: Departure from UNIL to Lausanne train station at 15:45 (arrival around 16:45)
Bus 2: Departure from UNIL to hotel at 16:30 (departure of the buses at 16:45, arrival around 17:45)

Delegates requiring arrival at the train station before this time should arrange for a taxi well in advance.