The Utrecht Network celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a Rectors meeting in April 2017. The meeting was hosted by the University of Hull, UK. Rectors and their representatives from the majority of Network member institutions joined together to celebrate the successes of the Network and exchange views on the theme of global citizenship and employability in an interconnected world.
The celebration included a presentation of the Network’s activities and a video highlighting the 30 years of the Network. This was followed by a group discussion on the theme of internationalisation of curricula, new forms of mobility and research management.
The afternoon was dedicated to the main theme of the conference and was opened by the keynote speaker, Tim Macmillan from Area4 Professional. This was followed by a Rectors panel discussion session comprising Prof. Glenn Burgess (University of Hull), Prof. Sari Lindblom (University of Helsinki), Prof. Christa Neuper (University of Graz), Prof. Beate Schücking (Leipzig University) and Prof. Francesco Ubertini (University of Bologna) and facilitated by the President of the Network, Francesco Girotti. The five Rectors/Vice Rectors presented their views on how internationalisation, as the main focus of the Utrecht Network, is connected with the theme of global citizenship and employability of learners and teachers.
The celebration ended with the presentation of the Utrecht Network Award to Patricia De Clopper of the University of Antwerp for her active participation and lively engagement in Utrecht Network activities over the past 30 years.