East Asia is one of the most exciting and dynamic centres of global higher education right now: with societies fully committed to education; governments across the region determined to nurture world class universities with a powerful combination of funding and reform; and institutions ready to seize the initiative and forge new global alliances to push their research to the next level and achieve global impact.
This two day event will bring higher education leaders from East Asia and across the rest of the world to Taiwan to address the progress of current regional excellence initiatives.
Explore successful universities’ research strategies, share case studies of best practice, debate global rankings and new ways to measure and benchmark research excellence and forge new global relationships.
Who should attend?
Vice-chancellors, rectors, presidents, deputy presidents, vice-presidents and distinguished scholars, as well as deans and academic staff.
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.