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WUPS 2009 - Belgrade
29/04/2009 by Viktor

The World University Presidents Summit (WUPS 2009) with the topic of "Current Trends in Higher Education" was organised by the University of Belgrade early April. I have chaired a session "Universities as Catalysts in Promoting Regional Innovation"; the speakers, university presidents from Peru, Turkey, and Serbia (see photo), shared their diverse visions of the future with the audience. I also conducted a discussion session on "Strategic Management and New Challenges of Competitive Universities"; it was interesting to hear about the different approaches to the same problem in different cultures.
The great patron of the Serbian education, HRH the Crown Prince Alexander II, invited the participants to a reception at the White Palace (Serbian: Beli Dvor). I also had the opportunity to adore the beautiful art nouveau building of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Srpska Akademija Nauke i Umetnosti - SANU) when participated a conversation with Nikola Hajdin, the President of SANU.