HEVGA European Symposium

Day 2: Working meeting

11:00-11:30 Introduction by Mirjam P. Eladhari
11:30-12:30 First session
Room 1: Erasmus / Exchanges
Room 2: Joint Research School
Lunch until 13:30 (included)
13:30-14:30 Second session
Room 1: Erasmus / Exchanges
Room 2: Joint Research School
Coffee break
14:45-15:45 Third session
European Agenda (joint discussion)
15:45-16:00 Tie up

In collaboration with HEVGA Chair Mirjam P. Eladhari and HEVGA Executive Director Jonathan Elmergreen, the 2018 symposium will focus on three primary topics:

  1. The meeting will discuss a potential agenda and action points for the newly create “European council” of HEVGA. Europe is politically, legally and geographically interlinked which offers a number of unique advantages. We have Schengen, ease of travel, ease of working abroad, funding opportunities, and more. On the flip side we have equally unique challenges: Brexit being a big one, different educational systems another. To have an effective Alliance, there will need to be a council with focus on uniquely European challenges and opportunities, as well as organized representation within the global (but US-heavy) Alliance.
  2. A practical strengthening of the Alliance through Erasmus agreements. European education has the advantage of Erasmus – allowing the sharing of staff, and students. While there are shortcomings to this program (Who do you invite? What do they teach? When are they available) – the symposium intends to look at ways to lessen the friction of this process and allow staff to build a practical, working network using the infrastructure already in place.

  3. The start of a Research School at postgraduate level. This is a little more ambitious. There is a concern that Game Design doesn’t have a dedicated level of research. This is due to the lack of PhD courses in the subject. A proposed Research School would share the burden, and cost, of teaching at this level, and allow for integrated, pan European research. While this is not a new idea – conversation about a European Research School always flounders at the Funding Question: where is the money for it? – the meeting wants to look at ways of joint financing or, at the very least, putting together a solid framework for a European Research School such that the idea is “application ready” in the event of finance being available.

Leaving the island on the 8th?

If you’re taking a flight off the island on the 8/6, you should book a cab to pick you up at the campus ~40 minutes before take-off. (it’s a very small airport)

If you’re taking the ferry off the island on the 8th, you can walk from the campus ~40 minutes before departure.