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ACBSP International Conference Keynote to Outline European Union’s Role in Education

Monday, September 30, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning

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 ACBSP International Conference Keynote to Outline European Union’s Role in Education

 

Jonathan Hill, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will deliver a keynote presentation focused on ‘Opening Up Education’ and will provide context on the European Union’s role in education, which has undergone significant change over the last two years.

 

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OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (September 30, 2013) The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), www.acbsp.org, will hold its first International Conference November 27 – December 1 at the Brussels Marriott in Brussels, Belgium. Jonathan Hill, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, is the keynote speaker at the Opening General Session on November 28.

 

"We selected Brussels as the host city for our inaugural International Conference because it is the seat of the European Union, and one of the most international cities in the world,” said Douglas Viehland, ACBSP Executive Director. "Brussels holds particular significance for ACBSP and our members. We opened our first European office there in November 2011,” he said.

 

"Having Jonathan Hill present at this conference is one example of our ongoing efforts to pursue cooperation with European organizations in the Higher Education, Education Management, Quality Assurance, and Management Development sectors,” said Panos Kostakos, ACBSP Director of European Operations. "This is the first of three International Conferences we plan to organize. ACBSP will travel to Athens, Greece in 2014 and to Barcelona, Spain in 2015,” he said.   

 

Registration is now open for the 2013 ACBSP International Conference, Nov. 27-Dec. 1 at the Brussels Marriott in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, please visit http://www.acbsp.org/?page=international_conf.

 

About Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill has worked in European Union affairs in Brussels since 1995. He joined the European Commission in February 2010, and is now the Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. Hill manages Mrs. Vassiliou's relations with the other EU institutions, in particular the European Parliament. Hill started his career in Brussels with the consultancy, APCO Worldwide (1997-2003), advising corporations on their communications strategy across Europe and their government relations in Brussels. In 2003, he opened the Brussels office of UEFA, the governing body of European football. Between 2003 and 2009, Hill advised the UEFA President on European Union affairs, supported the organisation's communications strategy, and represented UEFA in the EU institutions. Hill studied at the College of Europe (Warsaw) in 1994-95, the University of Paris Marne-la-Vallée in 1992-93 (Masters in European Geopolitics), and the University of Bradford, UK, in 1998-92 (First-Class BA Honours in French and German).

 

About ACBSP

ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,227 member campuses, 186 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 800 have achieved accreditation and more than 345 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 10,000.

 

Contact:

Melinda Dorning|913-339-9356|mdorning@acbsp.org, or

Panos Kostakos|(+32 2) 741 24 26|pkostakos@acbsp.org


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