Porto Seminar Programme - European University Association


Porto Seminar Programme - European University Association

Joint DEAN and HUMANE Seminar

University of Porto

February 23 rd to 24 th 2007

Management of Medical Schools in Europe: Models and Funding under

Bologna - Problems, Opportunities and Trends


Seminar Programme

The management of Medical Schools as part of universities has become ever more

complex and different organizational models are being tried out across Europe. The

Bologna reforms have had an additional impact on the profound change process in

governance, management and delivery in the Schools of Medicine.

This seminar will address their key issues from the point of views of two of the core

decision-maker groups in these institutions: that of the Heads of Administration and

that of the Deans.

In the first part of the seminar different management and governance models of Medical

Schools will be presented by senior administrators and academic leaders, with cases

from very diverse European realities. The second part will focus on issues of the

implementation of the Bologna reforms, including curricular reforms, linking research to

practice, mobility.

As a joint seminar of both administrative and academic managers this seminar will offer

particularly invaluable insights to senior administrative and academic leaders of

Medical Schools across Europe but also to members of the central university

leadership (rectors and vice-rectors) who wish to gain a better understanding of

this particular part of the university universe. It is designed to offer a maximum of

experience sharing in order to identify key elements for the strategic innovation of

Medical Schools in Europe as well as good management practice. Time for networking is

also an important element of the event in order for participants to develop and strengthen

their European links and partnerships.

Seminar Venue

The Seminar will take place at:

The Faculty of Engineering (Faculdade de Engenharia)

University of Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frais, s/n

4500-465 Porto


Chair – Luísa Cerdeira, Head of Administration, University of Lisbon

Friday 23 rd February 2007


12:30 - 14:00

Transportation by bus for participants already at the hotels to the Seminar

Venue. Exact Schedule will follow.

Registration and Lunch

14:00 - 14.15 Welcome on behalf of the University of Porto and opening and

introduction to the seminar

Pedro Silva Pinto, Head of Administration, University of Porto (PT)

José Carlos Marques dos Santos, Rector, University of Porto (PT)


14:15 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:15

16:15 - 17:15

17:15 - 17:45

17:15 – 18:00

18:00 – 18:30



The Portuguese Experience

Management of Medical Schools in Portugal

David Xavier, Head of Administration of the Faculty of Medicine, University of

Lisbon (PT)

Dário Vilela, Head of Administration of the Faculty of Dental Medicine,

University of Lisbon (PT)

Management of the Biomedical Institute Abel Salazar

António Sousa Pereira,, Dean, Biomedical Institute Abel Salazar, University of

Porto (PT)

Discussion on Session 1

Session 2

Governance and Management in the Charité Model

Martin Paul, Dean, Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Chairman of the DEAN

Network (DE)

Discussion on Session 2

Coffee Break

Session 3

The Challenges Facing the Management of Academic Medicine in

the UK from the Perspective of a New Medical School

Chris Lindsay, School Secretary, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry,

Universities of Exeter and Plymouth (UK)

Discussion on Session 3

Transportation back to the hotels.


The dinner will take place at the Tromba Rija Restaurant on the left bank of the

River Douro. Transportation will be provided to and from the restaurant.


Saturday, 24 th February 2007

09:00 - 09:45

09:45 – 10:30

10:30 – 11:15

11:15 – 11:45

11:45 – 12:45

12:45 – 13:15


Session 4

The Management of Medical Schools in Nordic countries: the

Norway Case

Kåre Rommetveit, Director General, University of Bergen (NO)

Discussion on Session 4

Session 5

The BA/MA curriculum reforms underway

The Swiss Case

Peter Suter, President, Swiss Academyof Sciences and former Dean of the

Medical Faculty, University of Geneva (CH)

Discussion on the Swiss case

The Dutch Case

Herman van Rossum, University of Amsterdam (NL)

Discussion on the Dutch case

Coffee break

13:30 Lunch



Working Groups for conclusions

Conclusions and Seminar Closure

Social Programme

Visit to the centre of Porto, classified in 1996 as a UNESCO World Heritage

Site. The visit will include a visit to the Port wine cellars in Gaia.


To be announced


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