Recovery and Transformation:

New Challenges for
Higher Education Leaders

At Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga
Colombia – September 28, 29 and 30.

About the

event

The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) and our host institution, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga (UNAB) welcome you to the 2022 IAUP Regional Meeting, “Recovery and Transformation: New Challenges for Higher Education Leaders”, to be held in Colombia on September 28-30, 2022.

For three days, higher education leaders from around the world will come together to discuss highly relevant topics that contribute to the enhancement of senior leadership in the context of current trends and future needs.

These “Semi-Annual Conferences” were first started in the 2011-2014 Presidency as a way to make the six-monthly sessions of the Executive Committee have a greater impact with solid academic programs.

As part of the networking and social agenda, on the evening of September 29th, participants are invited to attend a concert of UNAB’s symphonic orchestra at Teatro Santander, an urban landmark of Bucaramanga noted for its architectural beauty which was recently renovated. Also, several options of visiting regional tourist attractions, such as the Chicamocha Canyon, the town of Barichara and Parque Cerro del Santísimo, will be available for participants after the academic agenda and during the weekend following the event.

In this special year of 2022, when the city of Bucaramanga is celebrating 400 years of its foundation and UNAB is commemorating its 70th anniversary, we are looking forward to welcoming higher education leaders from all over the world.

*This event will be in person. The official language will be English with optional Spanish interpretation.

About

IAUP

The International Association of University Presidents is a unique worldwide platform that facilitates the exchange of professional experience to strengthen the international mission and quality of education in an increasingly interdependent world, promoting global awareness and competence as well as peace and international understanding through education.

About

UNAB

Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga (UNAB) is an accredited, private institution dedicated to the service of higher education. Its purpose of developing individuals is guided by the principles of autonomy, harmony, knowledge and citizenship, contributing to regional, national and international advancement. Through the training of technicians, technologists, professionals, specialists, masters and doctors, UNAB provides society with comprehensive, autonomous and tolerant professionals, highly capable in their areas of knowledge.

Agenda

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AGENDA

1:30 P.M.

2:00 P.M.

Transportation from Holiday Inn hotel to UNAB

2:00 P.M.

Meeting point at UNAB

2:00 P.M.

4:30 P.M.

City tour

4:30 P.M.

5:00 P.M.

Back to UNAB

5:00 P.M.

6:45 P.M.

IAUP Board of directors meeting

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SPEAKERS

7:00 A.M.

7:30 A.M.

Transportation from Holiday Inn hotel to UNAB (only for IAUP Executive Committee)

7:30 A.M.

8:30 A.M.

IAUP Executive Committee metting

7:30 A.M.

8:00 A.M.

Transportation from Holiday Inn hotel to UNAB (for other guests)

8:00 A.M.

9:00 A.M.

Registration

9:00 A.M.

9:30 A.M.

Inauguration / Opening ceremony

9:30 A.M.

10:45 A.M.

Panel session 1

Strategy and Leadership in Higher Education

Key leadership challenges for “post pandemic” universities: Strategy and design of better, different and resilient institutions.

Dr. Fernando León García (Mexico)
Dr. Claudia Restrepo Montoya (Colombia
Dr. Tomás Morales (USA)
Dr. Elizabeth Stroble (USA)
Dr. Ignacio Sánchez Díaz (Chile)

10:45 A.M.

11:00 A.M.

Group photo

11:00 A.M.

11:30 A.M.

Break

11:30 A.M.

12:30 A.M.

Panel session 2 

New ways to Reinvent Higher Education

Implications of the Roadmap proposed by UNESCO for the 3rd WHEC 2022

Dr. Juan Fernando Galván Reula (Spain)
Dr. Victoria Galán-Muros (France)

Dr. Ana Capilla Casco (Spain)

12:30 P.M.

1:45 P.M.

Panel session 3
University Presidents leading and promoting Digital Transformation

How Presidents should understand and lead digital transformation: Decisions, phases and best practices.

Dr. Kakha Shengelia (Georgia)
Dr. Alejandro Caballero (USA)
Dr. Charles R. Graham (USA)
Dr. José Mata Temoltzin (Mexico)

1:45 P.M.

3:15 P.M.

Lunch

3:15 P.M.

4:30 P.M.

Panel session 4
Global Multiversity

Universities' new roles in order to face current human, social and economic challenges. Local understanding and action with permanent global engagement.

Dr. Fernando León García (Mexico)
Dr. Arturo Cherbowski (Mexico)
Dr. Fernando Valenzuela Migoya (Mexico)
Dr. Maritza Rondón Rangel (Colombia)

4:30 P.M.

6:00 P.M.

Networking and signing of agreements

6:00 P.M.

6:30 P.M.

Transportation from UNAB to Holiday Inn hotel

6:45 P.M.

7:30 P.M.

Transportation from Holiday Inn hotel to Teatro Santander

7:30 P.M.

8:30 P.M.

Concert: UNAB's Symphonic Orchestra

8:30 P.M.

10:00 P.M.

Cocktail - UNAB's 70th anniversary

10:00 P.M.

Transportation back to Holiday Inn hotel

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SPEAKERS

7:30 A.M.

8:00 A.M.

Transportation from Holiday Inn hotel to UNAB (for guests who want to go to UNAB tour)

8:00 A.M.

8:45 A.M.

UNAB tour (optional)

8:30 A.M.

9:00 A.M.

Transportation from Holiday Inn hotel to UNAB (for other guests)

9:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M.

Conference

Reimagine, redesign and rebuild higher education institutions for powerful social and economic impact

Critical imperatives for transformations in higher education

Dr. Minu Ipe (USA)

10:00 A.M.

11:15 A.M.

Panel session 5

Generating positive impact: Research and Community outreach for global sustainability

Higher Education contribution and commitment with SDGs to build a more sustainable world and solve real-life problems

Dr. Juan Fernando Galván Reula (Spain)
Dr. Alan Sweedler (USA)
Dr. Andrea Catalina Martínez Lozada (Colombia)

11:15 A.M.

11:45 A.M.

Break

11:45 A.M.

1:00 P.M.

Panel session 6
Today's Higher Education key value proposition: Student wellbeing, life project and employability

How universities are improving their support to students in these three important aspects

Dr. Juan Camilo Montoya Bozzi (Colombia)
Dr. Sabur Khan (Bangladesh)
Dr. Stephen Williams (UK)
P. Harold Castilla Devoz, CJM (Colombia)
Dr. Santiago García Rodríguez (France)
Dr. Patricia del Pilar Martinez Barrios (Colombia)

1:00 P.M.

1:30 P.M.

Closing remarks

Dr. Fernando León García (Mexico)
Dr. Juan Camilo Montoya Bozzi (Colombia)

1:30 P.M.

2:00 P.M.

Transportation from UNAB to restaurant

2:00 P.M.

3:30 P.M.

Lunch: Local Gastronomic Experience

3:30 P.M.

4:00 P.M.

Transportation back to Holiday Inn hotel

Friday Sep 30

4:00 P.M.

Saturday Oct 1

7:00 P.M.

Optional Tourist Plan: Barichara – San Gil (2 days, 1 night: late-night Friday and Saturday all day)

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8:00 A.M.

6:00 P.M.

Optional Tourist Plan: Coffee Tour Hacienda El Roble and Chicamocha National Park (1 day)

*Agenda subject to change

Speakers

Dr. Fernando León García

President IAUP 2021-2024
President, CETYS University
Mexico

Dr. Juan Camilo Montoya Bozzi

President, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga
Colombia

Dr. Juan Fernando Galván Reula

Secretary General IAUP 2021-2024
Former President, Universidad de Alcalá
Spain

Dr. Kakha Shengelia

President, Caucasus University
Chairman, IAUP Board
Georgia

Dr. Md. Sabur Khan

Chairman, Daffodil International University
Bangladesh

Dr. Elizabeth Stroble

Chancellor, Webster University
USA

Dr. Claudia Restrepo Montoya

President, EAFIT
Colombia

Dr. Victoria Galán-Muros

Senior Policy Analyst
UNESCO-IESALC
France

Dr. Minu Ipe

Director and Vice Chair, University Design Institute, Arizona State University
USA

Dr. Charles R. Graham

Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology, Brigham Young University
USA

Dr. Maritza Rondón Rangel

President, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
Colombia

Dr. Fernando Valenzuela Migoya

Global Digital Education Thought Leader
Mexico

Dr. Ignacio Sánchez Díaz

President, Pontificia Universidad Católica
Chile

Stephen Williams

Director NTU Global, Nottingham Trent University
UK

José G. Mata Temoltzin

President FIMPES
President, Universidad Anáhuac Puebla
Mexico

Dr. Santiago García Rodríguez

Vice President, Kedge Business School
France

Dr. Ana Capilla Casco

Director of Higher Education and Science, Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI)
Spain

Dr. Alan Sweedler

Senior Fellow for Energy and Environment, Center for U.S. –  Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego
USA

Dr. Patricia del Pilar Martínez Barrios

General Vice Chancellor of UNIMINUTO University System
Colombia

Dr. Arturo Cherbowski

Executive Director, Santander Universidades
General Director, UNIVERSIA Mexico
Mexico

Dr. Alejandro Caballero

Principal Education Specialist, International Finance Corporation
USA

Andrea Catalina Martínez Lozada

Professor and Researcher, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga
Colombia

Maryon Urbina

Director of Sustainability, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Chile

Dr. Tomás Morales

Vice President IAUP 2021-2024
President, California State University San Bernardino
USA

Travel information

     About

Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga is the capital of the department of Santander in the north of Colombia. It is surrounded by the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes and has an average climate of 22C. It is known for its many parks, including Parque del Agua, with waterfalls and fountains, and Parque García Rovira lined with palm trees. In the center of the city is the towering Sagrada Familia Cathedral and the Capilla de los Dolores, an important centuries-old whitewashed chapel. Its metropolitan area is made up of the municipalities of Girón, Piedecuesta and Floridablanca.

Where to stay?

We have special rates for event attendees at these hotels

 

What to do?

Check additional tourist options plans for your weekend stay

What to eat?

Discover and enjoy the cuisine of Bucaramanga and Santander

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