Satellite Events

The full list of satellite events held on the week of the OECD-Singapore Conference on Higher Education Futures is found below. Please click on the links to view each event’s webpage for more information and to register.

Workshop by the Australian Government in partnership with the European Commission and HEFCE on Measuring Quality Outcomes in Higher Education (16 Oct 2015)

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training along with the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the European Commission Directorate-General for Education and Culture will host a one-day forum: Measuring Quality Outcomes in Higher Education in Singapore on Friday 16 October 2015 at the Australian High Commission. The forum will present a unique opportunity for policy makers and higher education experts to share information on best practices in measuring higher education outcomes from national and international perspectives.

Of key interest will be case studies from the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States of America, Australia and the Asia-Pacific reflecting global and national challenges for higher education systems and institutions. For more information and to register, click here

Workshop by Lumina Foundation on Advancing Higher Education Attainment in the U.S.: Discussion and Welcome Reception (13 Oct 2015)

The Lumina Foundation will host a discussion and welcome reception in Singapore on Tuesday 13 October 2015 from 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm to discuss their work to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025, Goal 2025. Key leaders from Lumina will share the foundation’s outcomes-based approach focused on helping to design and build an accessible, affordable and high quality higher education system in the U.S. while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025. This will be followed by a group discussion of ideas and practices emerging in your own countries and regions. Please join Lumina and your OECD Conference colleagues for a global exchange of ideas and perspectives about the U.S. and international higher education landscape. The discussion will be followed by a reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Equarius Hotel.

For more information and to register, click here.

Workshop by the European Commission on Erasmus+ Opportunities for Higher Education (13 Oct 2015)

Erasmus+ is the European Union's new programme to support education, training, youth and sport. It has a strong focus on higher education and on cooperation between Europe and other parts of the world. It provides funding for cooperation projects and for student and staff mobility to and from Europe. Projects are selected each year under Calls for Proposals – the 2016 selection will be launched in October 2015.

The European Union Delegation to Singapore is organising an information session for Singapore higher education institutions (HEIs) on international opportunities available under the Erasmus+ programme. A speaker from the European Commission in Brussels will explain what is available and how to get involved in as a partner in one of these projects:

1. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees Your university can be part of an international consortium offering an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme (EMJMD) in which students study in at least two of the participating HEIs and receive a joint or double/multiple degree. The EU funds scholarships for students to take part, and HEIs receive a contribution to the cost of managing the joint programme.

2. Mobility schemes with one or more European HEIs Your university can conclude an agreement with a European HEI to send your students, doctoral candidates or staff for short-term mobility to the European partner institution. Under the same agreement, your university can host European students, doctoral candidates or staff.

3. Promoting excellence in EU studies The Jean Monnet activities support academic teaching and research (Chairs, Modules and Centres of Excellence), cooperation projects, conferences and publications in the field of EU studies.

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Time: 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm (light refreshments will be served)
Venue: 37th Floor Conference Room, European Union Delegation to Singapore, 250 North Bridge Road, #37-01 Raffles City Tower, Singapore 179101 (see map here)

For more information and to register, please contact