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    a historian and Executive Vice President Academic Affairs EVP AA at Yale NUS College As EVP AA he oversees the academic and co curricular aspects of the liberal arts experience at Yale NUS College Prior to this Professor Tan was the Vice Provost Student Life at the National University of Singapore NUS from 2010 to 2014 He also served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from 2004 2009 and Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies an autonomous university level research institute in NUS from 2004 to 2015 Professor Tan is honorary chairman of the National Museum of Singapore and board member of the National Archives of Singapore He is also a member of the governing board of the East Asia Institute and the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies A graduate of NUS Professor Tan completed his doctorate at Cambridge University He has been a faculty member of the NUS Department of History since 1992 Professor Tan is currently a member of the editorial boards of Modern Asian Studies India Review and the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Professor Tan specializes in South and Southeast Asian History and he has

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    as the world s fastest rising young university that is also ranked first among the world s young elite universities and the top Asian university in normalised citation impact A Fellow of Imperial College London he was instrumental in Imperial College London coming to Singapore to jointly establish a medical school with NTU Before joining NTU as its Provost he was Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation 2004 2007 where he consolidated research efforts across 30 European countries and was the Rector President of Linköping University 1999 2003 Professor Andersson has had a longstanding association with the Nobel Foundation He was a member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry 1989 1997 and its Chairman 1997 He was also a member of the Nobel Foundation 2000 2006 and held the position of Trustee 2006 2010 A world renowned plant biochemist he has authored more than 300 papers in basic photosynthesis covering topics from photosystem structure to biological membranes and light stress in plants He received the Austrian Wilhelm Exner Medal for his life changing work joining a list of laureates that includes Nobel Prize winners and holds more than 12 honorary doctorates Professor Andersson has served on the boards of

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    Higher Education Committee Mohan is Chairperson of Manipal Global Education Services P Ltd He co founded AARIN Capital to fund companies in Technology Ecommerce Health Care and Life Science He is based out of Bangalore India Mohan is also the Chairman of FICCI Higher Education Committee Mohan actively interfaces with key leadership in Indian governments and regulators to improve the business ecosystem He was on the Board of the Securities and Exchange Board of India SEBI He is currently the Chairman of SEBI Primary Markets Advisory Committee PMAC Mohan was a Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS Foundation the body that oversees the International Accounting Standards Board IASB for six years He is currently on the Boards of IIT s Bhubaneswar and Hyderabad Mohan was a Member of the Board at Infosys Limited Bangalore Was CFO from 1994 and also headed the Human Resources and Education and Research Department Mohan has a keen interest in education In 2000 along with others he set up the Akshaya Patra Foundation Bangalore a mid day meal program for school children This initiative is the largest mid day meal program in the world Mohan holds a bachelor s degree in commerce from

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    Conference Venue Official Hotels and Travel Agent Shuttle Buses Visa Application About Singapore Login Register Login Register Conference Fees Contact Us Professor Song Yonghua Executive Vice President Zhejiang University People s Republic of China info Organised by In partnership with

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    Higher Education NEBHE in Boston Massachusetts a regional organization created by the U S Congress to work with the 260 colleges and universities in the six New England states NEBHE works to expand education opportunity and services and to address issues related to New England s human capital and economic competitiveness Dr Thomas directs NEBHE s policy research publishing and programmatic activities focused on promoting innovative K 12 postsecondary and life long learning policies and on expanding collaboration among leaders of business government and education He works extensively in state political and higher education environments with governors state legislators K 12 and higher education executives and with business leaders to address issues of college readiness access and success He joined NEBHE in 2002 as director of policy and research and subsequently served as senior director and senior vice president He previously worked in corporate training and human resources and in multiple roles in public and independent universities including executive assistant to the president of Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts He holds a bachelor s degree in philosophy from Brigham Young University and master s degrees in higher education from Teachers College Columbia University and Harvard University He earned a doctorate

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    Support Offices at the Interdisciplinary Centre IDC Herzliya Recruited in 2006 Dr Zimmerman now provides leadership and service to faculty staff and students assisting in implementing policy and decisions of the IDC academic and governing committees relating to research and global engagement His wide portfolio includes responsibility for all competitive research and program grants and the protection of the institutional intellectual property developing global partnerships and managing all institutional internationalization agreements including student exchange summer and study abroad programs managing the development of double degree MA level programs and the development of joint doctoral programs Dr Zimmerman has been a member of several national and international committees most recently a Higher Education Reform Expert HERE of the European Commission and is a past leader of a task group within the largest European professional association of research administrators EARMA a founding board member of a European based association on research information management euroCRIS the force behind the development of the Israel National Database of Academic Research and Development INDARD and party to other national and global initiatives He regularly writes and lectures on internationalization entrepreneurship education research management academic productivity and Israel and advises organizations on information management and work flow

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    more than 30 years The lawyer who was born in Berlin in 1950 joined the executive board of SRH in 1983 and became chairman 2 years later At the beginning of the 80s Prof Hekking reorganized the SRH which had run into financial difficulties He restructured the organization and under his leadership the SRH became one of the leading companies for education and health care in Germany with currently 35 subsidiary companies After studying law at the University of Freiburg he became Personal Assistant to the ministers of the federal state of Baden Württemberg Lothar Späth and Dietmar Schlee Later he worked as a freelancer at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants As voluntary chairman Prof Hekking lead the reform committee Administration 2000 of the federal state government of Baden Württemberg at the beginning of the 90s Prof Hekking is CEO of the German Association of Private Universities Verband der Privaten Hochschulen and a member of the executive board of the hospital federation Krankenhausgesellschaft of the federal state of Baden Württemberg Furthermore he is a member of other supervisory boards of German companies SRH Hochschule Berlin SRH Wald Klinikum Gera GmbH Evangelische Kreditgenossenschaft eG Kassel Prof Hekking is honorary professor at the

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    leads NUS Enterprise at the National University of Singapore NUS with the vision to inject an enterprise dimension to NUS teaching and research involving the University s students staff and alumni The Enterprise Cluster comprises several divisions dedicated to the implementation of a holistic innovation entrepreneurship ecosystem including technology commercialisation experiential education and entrepreneurship support As the Chief Executive Officer Dr Chan spearheads strategies and initiatives to promote the spirt of enterprise including the Lean Launchpad Singapore programme which trains researchers in technology commercialisation the NUS Overseas Colleges programme which provides start up internships and entrepreneurship courses in six overseas locations Silicon Valley New York Stockholm Israel Beijing and Shanghai and the NUS initiated Blk71 the university s off campus incubator that has quickly become Singapore s start up hub In January 2015 Block 71 San Francisco opened as an overseas launchpad for growth stage ventures helping to link the Asian and US markets Prior to joining NUS in 2006 Dr Chan held the position of Managing Director Investments of Bio One Capital Pte Ltd an investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board focused on expanding the biomedical science industry in Singapore Dr Chan has more than 20 years

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