The ACA Annual Conference 2016, to be held in Budapest, bears the title UniverCities. Higher education institutions and their ‘habitat’. The event will explore the relationship between universities and colleges and the cities, towns and regions where they are located.
The Conference will address all different ‘habitats’ – big cities, small towns and remote and challenged regions. In doing so, it will not only explore the relationship between higher education institutions and municipalities, but also of university-enterprise interaction and cooperation between academic institutions and civil society actors in their city, town, or region.
Once again, many highly reputed speakers have been invited. One of them is Eric Corijn, a cultural philosopher, social scientist and Professor emeritus in Social and Cultural Geography at the Vrije Universiteit (VUB) in Brussels. He founded COSMOPOLIS, a centre for urban research at the VUB and he is the Director of the Brussels Academy. He is the author or more than 250 publications. His latest book is The Brussels reader. A small world city to become the capital of Europe.
The Conference will be jointly organised by ACA and the Tempus Public Foundation, Hungary’s ACA member and the Erasmus+ National Agency for Hungary, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.