Programme Overview


14 OCTOBER 2015 (WEDNESDAY)
7.30 am – 8.45 am REGISTRATION
9.00 am – 9.45 am INTRODUCTION
  • Professor Peter Coaldrake AO , Vice-Chancellor and President of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
OPENING ADDRESS
MAPPING AND MEETING FUTURE DEMAND FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
9.45 am – 11.15 am PLENARY SESSION 1
11.15 am – 11.45 am MORNING TEA RECEPTION
11.45 am – 1.15 pm PARALLEL SESSION 1A
Changing demographics as a driver of change: anticipating future needs in higher education.
PARALLEL SESSION 1B
Graduate capabilities in the workforce of tomorrow - what employers need, and what higher education institutions can provide.
  • Professor Tan Thiam Soon, President , Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
  • Professor Nick Lieven, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), University of Bristol and Chair, Global Higher Education Group, Worldwide University Network, United Kingdom
  • Professor Ranga Krishnan, Former Dean, Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine and Chairman, National Medical Research Council, Singapore
PARALLEL SESSION 1C
Multiple education pathways in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.
1.15 pm – 2.15 pm LUNCH
THE RISE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN ASIA AND ITS IMPACT ON THE GLOBAL LANDSCAPE
2.15 pm – 3.45 pm PLENARY SESSION 2
3.45 pm – 4.15 pm AFTERNOON TEA RECEPTION
4.15 pm – 5.45 pm PARALLEL SESSION 2A
The development of private higher education.
PARALLEL SESSION 2B
Beyond competition: collaboration and sustainability in higher education and research, in Asia and beyond.
  • Dr Lily Chan, CEO, NUS Enterprise, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Mr Mike Proctor, Vice President, Global Initiatives, The University of Arizona, USA
  • Ms Chiao-Ling Chien, Assistant Programme Specialist, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Education Indicators and Data Analysis
PARALLEL SESSION 2C
What the developments in Asian higher education might mean for the rest of the world
7.00 pm WELCOME DINNER
Hosted by
Mr Ong Ye Kung, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills), Singapore


15 OCTOBER 2015 (THURSDAY)
TECHNOLOGY, DISRUPTION AND THE 'UNBUNDLING' OF HIGHER EDUCATION: CHALLENGES TO TRADITIONAL MODES OF EDUCATION
8.30 am – 10.00 am PLENARY SESSION 3
10.00 am – 10.30 am MORNING TEA RECEPTION
10.30 am – 12.00 pm PARALLEL SESSION 3A
Reinventing the 21st Century university: new models for the student consumer
  • Mr Adam Tyson, Acting Director, Education and Innovation, Directorate-General for Education and Culture, European Commission
  • Dr Dewayne Matthews, Vice-President of Strategy Development, Lumina Foundation, USA
  • Dr Rahul Choudaha, Chief Knowledge Officer and Senior Director of Strategic Development World Education Services, USA
PARALLEL SESSION 3B
New curricula and pedagogies for a changing world.
  • Dr Iain Mac Labhrainn, Director, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • Professor Annie Koh, Vice-President, Office of Business Development, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Professor Lee Wing On, Vice President, Administration and Development, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
PARALLEL SESSION 3C
Research and teaching: unbundling or coupling?
12.00pm – 1.00pm LUNCH
TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN: RESOURCE CHALLENGES, THE DRIVE FOR QUALITY AND IMPERATIVES FOR RELEVANCE
1.00 pm – 2.30 pm PLENARY SESSION 4
  • Professor Madeleine Atkins CBE, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England, United Kingdom
  • Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Professor Wei Ha, Professor in Education Policy and Leadership, Graduate School of Education and Institute of Economics of Education, Peking University, People's Republic of China
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm AFTERNOON TEA RECEPTION
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm PARALLEL SESSION 4A
The 'new' normal and the cost crisis in higher education.
  • Ms Susan Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President, Global Higher Education and Not for Profit Ratings, Moody's Investors Service, USA
  • Mr Mark Warburton, Principal Analyst, Universities Australia, Australia
  • Mr Ian Matthews, Chief Financial Officer, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
PARALLEL SESSION 4B
The need for innovation: new ways of financing higher education.
  • Mr Mohammed A. Khan, Senior Education Specialist, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
  • Mr Alex Usher, President, Higher Education Strategy Associates, Canada
  • Mr Ashwin Assomull, Managing Director, Education Practice, Parthenon-EY, Dubai
PARALLEL SESSION 4C
Safeguarding quality and academic integrity in the face of change.
  • Professor Angela Yung Chi Hou, Graduate Institute of Educational Leadership and Development; Dean, Office of International Education, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
  • Ms Holiday Hart McKiernan, Chief of Staff and General Counsel, Lumina Foundation, USA
  • Ms Carolyn Campbell, Senior Consultant and Advisory Board Member, The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, United Kingdom
4.30 pm – 5.15 pm CONFERENCE SUMMATION
  • Professor Simon Marginson, Professor of International Higher Education, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Professor Mok Ka Ho, Joshua, Vice President and Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
7.00 pm SOCIAL PROGRAMME AND DINNER
Hosted by
Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore