Recovery and Transformation:

New Challenges for
Higher Education Leaders

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

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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.

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IAUP Executive Commitee Meetings

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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.

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

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.

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.

4:30 P.M.

6:30 P.M.

Networking and signing of agreements

6:30 P.M.

7:15 P.M.

Transportation from UNAB to Teatro Santander

7:15 P.M.

8:45 P.M.

Concert: Orquesta Sinfónica UNAB

8:45 P.M.

10:30 P.M.

Cocktail - 70 años UNAB

10:30 P.M.


Transportation back to hotel

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10:00 A.M.

Panel session 5

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10:00 A.M.

11:15 A.M.

Panel session 6
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.

11:00 A.M.

11:45 A.M.

Break

11:45 A.M.

01:00 P.M.

Panel session 7 

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.

1:00 P.M.

1:15 P.M.

Closing remarks

1:15 P.M.

2:00 P.M.

Transportation from UNAB to Parque Cerro del Santísimo

2:00 P.M.

3:30 P.M.

Lunch

3:30 P.M.

7:30 P.M.

City view and sunset at Parque Cerro del Santísimo

7:30 P.M.

Transportation back to hotel

Speakers

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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?

Find the best hotels, close to everything you need

What to do?

Check additional tourist plans for your weekend stay 

What to eat?

Discover and enjoy the cuisine of Bucaramanga and Santander

Registration

Fee: $1'300.000 COP

IAUP members

Fee: $1'500.000 COP

IAUP non-members

    Contact us for more information

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    iaupregional22@unab.edu.co
    Avenida 42 No. 48 – 11, Bucaramanga – Colombia
    PBX (57) (7) 643 6111/643 6261
    Contact center: 018000127395

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