2010, 4 July, ESOF 2010, Torino, Redefining the Research University
2010, 27 October, Global HR Forum 2010, Seoul Workers and Leaders in the 21st Century: the Role of Universities”
2010, 25 October, World Bank East Asia Pacific Workshop, Seoul Higher Educaiton and Innovation in Developping Countries
2010, WISE, Doha, 8 December 2010 Quality Assurance; it is time to come to adulthood
2009, 5 Mai, Bruxelles, L’assurance qualité dans la gestion universitaire: ce que le sud peut tirer des pratiques du nord
2008, June 12, Ceremony of presentation of the White Book of the University of Catalonia, Barcelona, The Key role of universities in a Knowledge Driven Society
2007, October 26, European University Association autumn conference, Wroklaw, Institutional Governance and Leadership in a changing Context
2007, October 2, Workshop organized by the World Bank and the Ministry of education of Azerbaijan, Baku, Strategies for increasing Access with Equity
2007, October 20, 16e Colloque du GISCUF, Genève, L’assurance qualité dans les établissements d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche: un outil indispensable à la gestion du changement
2007, May 4-5, 22nd session of the Standing Conference of European Ministers of Education, Istanbul Education for a sustainable Society: the Role of Higher Education
2006, December 19, Séminaire de l’Agence pour l’évaluation de la qualité de l’enseignement supérieure de la communauté française de Belgique, Bruxelles L’assurance qualité dans l’enseignement supérieur: de l’adolescence à la maturité
2006, December 8, IAU/IAUP Presidents’ Symposium, Chang Mai University Autonomy, a necessary, but not sufficient condition for excellence
2006, September 27, Leçon d’adieu, Université de Genève, Faculté des Sciences économiques et sociales, Genève La Politique universitaire, une question d’économie publique
2006, July 16, Euroscience Open Forum, MunichUniversity Autonomy, a Necessary, but not sufficient condition for Excellence
2006, May 16, Symposium Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Sankt-Augustin/BonnIT as a catalyst of modern economy: the challenge for Higher Education
2006, May 8, Workshop “Creating the Mediterranean Higher Education Area”, Izmir The Bologna Process of hoe to reshape the European Higher Education Area
2006, April 22-25, Sixth Symposium of the Russian Education Program, Salzburg Responsible Partnering:strengthening collaborative Research and Knowledge Transfer between Universities and Business
2006, March 22-23, Launching conference for a Master Plan of Albanian Higher Education, Tirana Financing Higher Education: Public and private sources
2006, March 22-23, Launching conference for a Master Plan of Albanian Higher Education, Tirana Elaborating a Master Plan for Higher Education and Research
2006, January 26-27, OCDE* Thematic Review of Tertiary Education, Paris University Governance in urgent Need of Change: the European Case
2005, September 22-23, Journées de réflexion du CSSTTendances internationales dans l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche: quelques enseignements pour la Suisse
2005, August 28-31, Third AUNP Round Table meeting, ManilaUniversity-Business research collaboration: Towards a happy marriage ”
2005, August 25, Luncheaon talk at University Sains, Malaysia “ Preparing Universities for the Future ”
2005, July 13, IAUP, XIV Triennal Conference, Bangkok & Pattaya “ Quality Assurance, a serious Challenge for Universities ”
2005, April 9-13, 4th Symposium of the russian Education Program, Salzburg “ Enhancing scientific and social Research: Implications for Research Management ”
2005, February 14, Forum de la mobilité étudiante, Bruxelles “ Enhancing scientific and social Research: Implications for Research Management ”
2005, January 12-15, AUNP second Round Table, Barcelona“The Challenge of University Autonomy in European Univesities

Older Contributions

(2006) “European Strategy to promote the Knowledge Society as a Source of renewed economic Dynamism and of social Cohesion” in (pp. 2-17) Weber & Duderstadt (eds) Universities and Business Partnering for the Knowledge Society, Economica, Glion Colloquium Series, London, Paris, Genève
(2006) “European university governance in urgent need of change” in (pp. 63-75) Kohler & Huber (eds) Higher education governance between democatic culture, academic aspirations and market forces, Council of Europe higher education series No. 5, Strasbourg
(2006) “University governance, leadership and management in a rapidly changing environmnt” in (chap. A2.2-1) Purser & Co (eds) Understanding Bologna in Context, European University Association and Raabe Academic Publisers, Brussels & Berlin
(2005) “Nature and scope of the public responsibility for higher educaton and research” in (pp. 29-43) Weber & Bergan (eds) The public responsibility for higher education and research, Council of Europe higher education series No. 2, Strasbourg
(2004) With Pavel Zgaga, “Reinventing the European Higher Education and Research Sector: the Challenges for Research Universities” in (pp. 29-49) Weber & Duderstadt (eds) Reinventing the Research University, Economica, Glion Colloquium Series, London, Paris, Genève
(2004) “Financing the Research University: A European Perspective” in (pp. 179-196) Weber & Duderstadt (eds) Reinventing the Research University, Economica, Glion Colloquium Series, London, Paris, Genève
(2004) “Leading European Research Univesities n an Increasingly Competitive Environment” COE International Seminar/Eight-Nation Conference, Hiroshima University, COE Publication Series 12
(2003) “Main Issues in European Higher Education and Research””, Higher Education Forum, Vol 1
(2003) with Francesc Pujol, “Are Preferences for Fiscal Discipline endogenous?” Public Choice, 114, 2003
“(2002) “Universities’ Responsiveness and Responsibilities in an Age of Heightened Competition”, in (pp. 61-72) Hirsch et Weber (éds), As the Wall of Academia are tumbling down, Economica, Glion Colloquium Series, London, Paris, Genève
(2001) “Critical University Decisions and their Appropriate Makers: Some Lessons from the Economic Theory of Federalism” in (pp.79-93) Hirsch & Weber (eds) Governance in Higher Education, The University in a State of Flux, Economica, Glion Colloquium series,London, Paris, Genève
(2000)”Financial Management and Planning: or how to Implement Changes more smoothly” in (pp. 71-80) Higher Education Reform for Quality Higher Education Management in the 21st Century, Hiroshima University
(2000) with François Grin and Yuko Harayama, Responsiveness, responsibility and accountability: an evaluation of university Governance in Switzerland, OFES, Berne
(1999) “Survey of the Main challenges Facing Higher Education at the Millennium” in (pp. 3-17) Hirsch & Weber, Challenges Facing Higher Education at the Millennium, American Council on Education/oryx Press

Evaluations, audit & accreditations

Institutional Evaluations

• (1996) University of Siegen (Germany)
(1996) Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) (Belgium)
• (1997) University of Minho (Portugal),
(1997) Free university of Brussels (ULB) (Belgium), as chair
• (1998) University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil),
• (1999) University of Liège (Belgium) as chair,
• (2003) University of Franche-Comté in Besançon, (France), as chair
• (2004) Czech Technical University in Prague, (Czech Republic) as chair
• (2004) University of Nancy I Henri Poincaré (France), as chair
(2004) Trinity College Dublin, (Ireland) as chair
• (2004) National University of Ireland, Galway, as chair
• (2005) University of Liège, as chair
• (2007) University of Aveiro, as chair
• (2008) University of Mainz, as chair
(2009) Universities of Strasbourg, as chair
• (2009 – 2010) Tohoku University, Sendai, (Japan), as chair
• 2011) The Universities of the “Grande Region” (network of 7 universities in 4 countries), as chair

University of Lausanne

• (2006) Evaluation of the Business school (HEC), as chair
• (2008) Evaluation of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, as chair
• (2013) Evaluation of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, as chair

Tempus Project, EU

• (2007) Evaluation of the University Mohammed V – Rabat, Morocco, as chair

French Agency (AERES)

(2008) Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po)
(2009)Paris V Descartes

German Rector’s Conference

• (2010) Universities of Constance
• (2010) Applied science University of Munich
• (2010) Applied science University of Mannheim
• (2011) University of Hamburg
• (2012) University of Cottbus, with follow-up in 2013
• (2012) University of Ulm
• (2013) University of Marburg
• (2014) University of Bamberg
• (2014) University of Passau

As an advisor

(2010) Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
• (2013 University of Oldenburg (Germany)
• 2014) EUCOR university network (Universities of Strasbourg and Mulhouse (France), Karlsruhe and Freiburg in Brisgau (Germany), Basel (Switzerland)

Austrian Accreditation Council for private universities (2001-13)

• MODUL Private University, Vienna
• PEF Private University for Management
• Sigmund Freund Private University
• Webster College, Vienna Campus

German Science Council in the framework of the “excellence initiative” (2005-07)

• Julius-Maximillians-University of Munich
• University of Constance

With the Swiss Center of accreditation and quality assurance in higher education (OAQ)

• Graduate institute of international and development studies, Geneva, Switzerland