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PRESENTATIONS

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SATURDAY: 26 September 2009

University of Latvia, Raiņa bulvāris 19
Main building, Aula Magna


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

12.00-13.15 CHAIR: Prof. Ivars Lācis
12.00 - 12.15

Welcome addresses
prof. Marcis Auzins, Rector of the University of Latvia

prof. Tatjana Koķe, Minister of Education and Science, Latvia (welcome address)

Uldis Cērps Chairman of the Advisory Board of the University of Latvia, Director of Prudential Supervision, Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, Sweden (welcome address)

12.15 - 12.45 Prof. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President of Latvia 1999-2007
ON THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA (address)
12.45 - 13.15 Prof. Ellen Hazelkorn, Director of Research and Enterprise, and Dean of the Graduate Research School Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
A STRATEGY FOR SMALL NATIONS IN A TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS
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13.15 - 14.00 Refreshment break
14.00 - 15.30 CHAIR: Prof. Indriķis Muižnieks
14.00 - 14.30 Prof. Stavros A. Zenios, Rector of the University of Cyprus, President of UNICA (Universities of the Capitals of Europe)
INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: KNOWLEDGE REGIONS IN SMALL COUNTRIES
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14.30 - 15.00 Prof. Sheila Embleton, Research Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, at York University, Toronto, Canada
CANADA AS A SMALL COUNTRY
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15.00 - 15.30 Prof. Alar Karis, Rector of the Tartu University, Estonia
ACADEMY AND SOCIETY – ON THE PERSPECTIVE OF COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee and tea break
16.00-17.00 CHAIR: Prof. Juris Krūmiņš
16.00 - 16.30 Prof. Benediktas Juodka, Rector of the Vilnius University
UNIVERSITIES IN LITHUANIA: QUA VADIS?
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16.30 - 17.00 Prof. Ingjaldur Hannibalsson, Head of the School of Business, University of Iceland
THE STRUGGLE OF A SMALL NATION TO DEVELOP A GOOD UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. WHAT EFFECT WILL THE ECONOMIC CRISIS IN ICELAND HAVE ON ITS DEVELOPMENT?
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