Jaana Puukka often speaks in international conferences and meetings.  Here you can see a list of the keynotes she has given since 2006

Keynotes and oral contributions in 2013

6th Annual SATN Conference (South African Tech Network): Universities of Technology: New Generation Universities Ten Years On, 2-4 October 2013, Pretoria, South Africa

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HUMANE (Heads of University Management and Administration Network in Europe) Seminar "Being a modern ‘civic’ university: The University and its City in the 21st Century", 28 September 2013, University of Sheffield, UK

UIMP Summer Course, Reflections and Opportunities for Spanish University Reform (Reflexiones y oportunidades de la reforma universitaria espanola), Emerging University Models in Spain and the World: Lessons from International reviews, 5 September 2013, Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo, Santander, Spain

EAIR 35th Annual Forum 2013, The Impact of Higher Education: Addressing the challenges of the 21st century, 28-29 August 2013, Rotterdam, Netherlands

CONEEECT: Improving Entrepreneurship Education across Europe, 22 July 2013, Munich, Germany



2013 University-Industry Interaction Conference – Challenges and Solutions in Fostering Entrepreneurial Universities and Collaborative Innovation, Panelist on Governments in University-Industry Interaction: Challenges and Solutions, 28-29 May 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands


International seminar Learning institutions for a community of learners. Keynoter on the review of higher education in Wrocław’s development, 22 February 2013, Wrocław, Poland

Keynotes and oral contributions in 2012

International workshop “Partners in Innovation. The role of knowledge institutions and universities in local development”, 10-11 December 2012, University of Trento, Italy

4th OECD Roundtable on Regional and City Development: Universities for skills, entrepreneurship, innovation and growth”, 19-20 September 2012, OECD, Paris, France.

2012 IMHE General Conference, Chair and speaker on Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Building Stronger, Fairer and Cleaner Regions,  17-18 September, OECD, Paris, France

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2012 General Assembly of the Santander Group “Engaging with Regions: Universities as drivers of economic and social change”, 15 June 2013, Malmö University, Sweden

1st Asia Engage Conference “Higher Education-Community-Industry Engagement: Forging Meaningful Partnerships across ASEAN”, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, ASEAN and ASEAN University Network, 7-8 May 2012, UKM, Selangor, Malaysia

Guest lecture at the Albukhari International University “Universities Driving Stronger, Fairer and Cleaner Societies. Lessons from International Reviews”, 9 May 2012, Alor Setar, Malaysia

Conference on the conclusions the OECD review of Southern Arizona, 19 April 2012, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Éupolis Lombardia First Annual Conference: Conoscenza e Sviluppo, 31 January 2012, Milan, Italy

Keynotes and oral contributions in 2011

The launch seminar of the OECD Report "Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Catalonia, Spain" took place in Barcelona in 2011 in the prestigious Cercle d'Economia. Jaana Puukka spoke in front of an audience with representatives from Spanish, Catalan and Barcelona governments, business and industry, academia and civic society.

The launch seminar of the OECD Report "Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Catalonia, Spain" took place in Barcelona in 2011 in the prestigious Cercle d'Economia. Jaana Puukka spoke in front of an audience with representatives from Spanish, Catalan and Barcelona governments, business and industry, academia and civic society.

NUS/NUAS conference Strategic Management of Internationalisation in Higher Education, 15-16 December 2011, Lund University, Sweden

EU-DRIVERS Second Annual Conference “the EU Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) – Understanding the Critical Role of Universities to Support Strategic Regional Developments, 1 December 2011, Brussels, Belgium

OECD Accession Seminar for Israel, OECD/Ministry of Education, 22-23 November 2011, Caesarea, Israel

OECD and Higher Education. KNIT Seminar (Knowledge Network Thailand), 14 October 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of the Mediterranean: EMUNI University 3 years down the road: Progress, challenges and ways forward: The Bologna process, 5 October 2011, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

The SUNY conference on Universities as Economic Drivers, 26-27 September 2011, State University of New York, Buffalo, US

The Launch of the OECD review report “Higher Education in Regional and City Development. The Autonomous Region of Catalonia, Spain”, 8 April 2011, Cercle de Economia Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

OECD Conference Higher Education In Cities and Regions: For Stronger, Cleaner and Fairer Regions, 10-11 February 2011, University of Seville, Spain

Keynotes and oral contributions in 2010

EU-DRIVERS First Annual Conference - Universities leading regional innovation: New partnerships at a time of economic crisis, 17 November 2010, Barcelona, Spain

Seminario Internacional Apoio das Instituições de Ensino Superior ao Desenvolvimento Regional, 25 October 2010, Curitiba, Brazil

3rd OECD Roundtable on Higher Education in Regional and City Development, 15-16 September 2010, OECD, Paris, France

IMHE General Conference 2010, Higher Education in a World Changed Utterly: Doing More with Less. Session on How to lead an entrepreneurial and locally engaged university? 13-15 September 2010, OECD, Paris, France

7th Annual U.S.-Mexico Border Security Conference. Re-Envisioning the Border Community to Foster a U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Prosperity, Progress and Socio-Economic Development. Plenary speaker on Human Capital Development – Building on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 12 August 2010, El Paso, Texas, US.

3rd European University-Business Forum: Workshop "University-Business Cooperation – Cooperation with SMEs and Regional Development 4-5 May 2010, Brussels, Belgium.

Keynotes and oral contributions in 2009

GHEF 2009 Conference: Global Higher Education – Current Trends, Future Perspectives, 13-16 December 2009, Penang, Malaysia.

2nd OECD Roundtable on Higher Education in Cities and Regions, 10-11 September 2009, OECD, Paris, France

IMHE conference, Higher Education at a Time of Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities: Chair and Panelist for Local Perspectives to Global Challenges, 29-30 June 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark

UNESCO 2009 World Conference on Higher Education, The contribution of higher education, research and innovation to sustainable future, 7 July 2009, UNESCO, Paris

19th Annual Conference of EURASHE “Higher education, Enterprises and Regions: Partnerships for Innovation and Development throughout Europe”, 21-22 May 2009, Prague, Czech Republic

International Higher Education Colloquium “ Education in Ireland - World Class Universities or a World Class System? 12 June 2009, DIT, Dublin, Ireland

Keynotes and oral contributions in 2008

OECD/France International conference “Higher Education to 2030: What Futures for Quality Access in the Era of Globalisation?” 8-9 December 2008, CNAM, Paris, France

OECD Tertiary Education Review – Hungary dissemination seminar. Contribution of TE to regional competitiveness and Innovation, 1-2 December 2008, Budapest, Hungary

UNESCO Higher Education Forum, Global Research Seminar: Sharing Research Agendas on Knowledge Systems, 27 November 2008, Paris, France

CONAHEC Conference: "Higher Education Collaboration: Local Responses in a Global Context", 8-10 October 2008, Monterrey, Mexico

1st OECD Roundtable on HE in Regional and City Development, 10-11 September 2008, OECD, Paris, France

IMHE General Conference: Outcomes of higher education: quality, relevance and impact, 8-10 September 2008, OECD, Paris, France.

IAU Annual Conference, Building knowledge clusters for local development and global competitiveness, 15-16 July 2008, Utrecht, Netherlands

World Bank Knowledge Economy Forum VII. Technology Absorption by Innovative SMEs. Higher Education and Regions: strengthening links with industry, 17-18 June 2008, Ancona, Italy

NUS/NUAS/IMHE Conference Does Size Matter? Universities Competing in a Global Market, 4-7 June 2008, Reykjavik, Iceland

OECD CELE conference Higher Education: Spaces and Places for Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, 21-23 May 2008, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

2nd Global Forum in Education “Improving the Effectiveness of Education Systems”, 3-5 March 2008, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

GUNI conference Higher Education: New challenges and emerging roles for human and social development, Session on Strengthening links with communities and labour market, 31 March-1 April 2008, Barcelona, Spain

Keynotes and oral contributions in 2007 & 2006

Universidad del siglo XXI Una Universidad para el desarollo sostenible, October 2007, Universidad Veracruzana

OECD conference Globally Competitive, Locally Engaged – Higher Education and Regions, 19-21 September 2007, Polytechnic University of Valencia UPV, Spain

16th EAN Annual Conference, Access to Success: The Student Experience from Pre-Entry to Employment, 27-29 June 2007, the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

IMHE DIT conference Higher Education in the 21st Century – Diversity of Missions, 25-26 June 2007, DIT, Dublin, Ireland

Open Forum “HE Contribution to Regional Development” British Council Japan-UK Higher Education Programme, 8 June 2007, Tokyo, Japan

Japanese-Italian (ADITE, MEXT and METI) conference “Regional Innovation in Italian and Japanese Economy”. Italian Institute of Culture was organized by ADITE (Associazione Distretti Technologi Italiani), 4 June 2007, Tokyo, Japan

Conference on Local Government, Development and Politics, 29-31 March 2008, Malia, Crete

EUA 2006 Conference "European Universities as Catalysts in Promoting Regional Innovation", 19-21 October 2006, Brno, Czech Republic

IMHE Conference Supporting the Higher Education Institutions’ Contribution to Regional Development. Wrap-up Conference for Participating Regions, 16-17 October 2006, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Third International Forum of Academic Consortium for the 21st Century (AC21) "Universities for the 21st Century", 4-6 July, 2006, The University of Warwick, UK

Making Progress through Investments in People: International Perspectives on human Resources Development in the 21st Century, 28 April 2006, Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea


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