Higher education institutions have played a role in the development and progress of human society for almost a millennia. But how much can that role be identified, measured and empowered? As university leaders take their institutions in to a higher education era increasingly defined by internationalisation, social inclusion and economic disruption, Times Higher Education will be bringing leaders and experts from around the globe to Hong Kong for a special three-day Summit designed to set the agenda on how to innovate towards creating greater impact. How can institutions fund and secure curiosity-led research? Is there an international graduate skills gap? Do universities still have a responsibility to open minds?
Who should attend?
Vice-chancellors, rectors, presidents, deputy presidents, vice-presidents and distinguished scholars representing higher education and governments along with industries and businesses with close links to both sectors.
Professor Coaldrake has held his current position since 2003, having previously been deputy vice-chancellor at QUT. He is a former chair of Universities Australia and of Queensland’s Public Sector Management Commission. He has also written several books, including most recently (with Lawrence Stedman) Raising the Stakes: Gambling with the Future of Universities.
Tricia King recently became a vice-president at CASE after 20 years in UK higher education leadership roles, most recently as pro vice-master for strategic engagement at Birkbeck, University of London. She has previously served as director of marketing, recruitment and admissions at Roehampton University and as head of marketing at York St John University.
Professor Yeon-Cheon Oh took up his current role in 2015, having previously been president of Seoul National University. He is a former chairman of the Industry Development Advisory Committee and the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology at the Ministry of Knowledge and Economics. He is also former chairman of the Judicial Policy Advisory Committee.
Professor Casals took up his current position at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona (UPF) in 2013, having previously served as executive vice-president of the university’s Continuing Education Institute, vice-rector for teaching staff and vice-rector for postgraduate and doctoral studies. He is also a full professor of Philosophy and a senior fellow of the Institute for Catalan Studies.
Professor Borrás is head of the Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School, and visiting professor at CIRCLE (Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy), Lund University, Sweden. She is also on the board of directors of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.