Preliminary Conference Program

        The final working program will include contributed papers by participants from Azerbaijan,
     Brazil, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, and Turkey in addition to the
     addresses and panels shown below.

Place: Bilkent Hotel

Friday, August 26, 2005

      14.30         I.C.H.E. Steering Committee meeting

      Opening Session
                        Welcome Addresses

                        -         Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramacı, I.C.H.E. honorary president, Ankara, Turkey
                       -         Chancellor em. Ignaz Bender, I.C.H.E. president, Trier, Germany
                        -         Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Teziç, President, Turkish Council of Higher Education

      17.15                Keynote Address: Strengths and Weaknesses of Public and Private Universities -- A Turkish View
Prof. İhsan Doğramacı, President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bilkent University, and Honorary President, International Conference on Higher Education


      18.00       Address by Andris Barblan, Secretary General of Magna Charta Observatory,
Bologna, Italy (Special guest from 1st I.C.H.E.)

      18.30              Reception

      Saturday, August 27, 2005

      09.30             Keynote Address:  Strengths and Weaknesses of Public and  Private
Universities -- A U.S. View
Prof. John T. Casteen III, President, University of Virginia

      11.00      Panel on Taking the Public out of Public Higher Education in the United States

      12.30      Lunch 

      14.30      Keynote Address: The Challenges of Public Universities
Ergün Toğrol, Istanbul Technical University (former rector of Boğaziçi
                     University, Istanbul)
      15.30     Contributed Papers Session

      20.30     Reception, Bilkent Concert Hall

      21.00     Concert
      22.00     Gala Dinner hosted by Prof. Doğramacı in his residence

       Sunday, August 28, 2005

       09.30           Keynote Address: The Challenges to Public Universities --A View from Japan Prof. Kintomo Takakura, President, Tokyo Women's Medical University 

       10.15     Panel: The International University of Iraq: Steps by a Private University to Consolidate a Country    

       11.45     Contributed Papers Session  

       12.30     Closing Session

       13.00     Lunch