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    overseas and to form the education and research links with the outside world However can China sustain this meteoric catch up or will it eventually fall victim to the law of diminishing returns in this quest for quality higher education Can China become a trend setter or leader in the global higher education system or maintain its role as a fast learning late mover This talk offers fresh insights into the opportunities and challenges that Chinese higher education system will have to face during this quest in terms of institutional and governance reform resource allocation and quality assessment and structural adjustment to meet the demand of the economy Topic The new normal and the cost crisis in higher education Time Room 3 00 pm 4 30 pm Virgo 3 4 Title Speaker Ms Susan Fitzgerald Designation Senior Vice President Global Higher Education and Not for Profit Ratings Moody s Investors Service USA Sypnosis Topic The need for innovation new ways of financing higher education Time Room 3 00 pm 4 30 pm Gemini 1 2 Title Speaker Mr Mohammed A Khan Designation Senior Education Specialist International Finance Corporation World Bank Group Sypnosis Title Speaker Mr Alex Usher Designation President Higher Education Strategy Associates Canada Sypnosis Title Speaker Mr Ashwin Assomull Designation Managing Director Education Practice Parthenon EY Dubai Sypnosis Every year millions of students gain access to education through loans but recently the sustainability of student finance has been called into question particularly in developed markets like the US However negative headlines obscure the vital role of finance in widening access to education at a time when degrees are still the greatest predictor of lifetime employability and earnings Moreover countries with burgeoning middle classes and increased demand for higher education such as South Africa Brazil and India urgently require expansion

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    analysis and recommendations on human health issues As a further recognition of his contributions to biomedical science Dr Krishnan received the 2007 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry More recently Dr Krishnan was the 2008 recipient of the C Charles Burlingame Award which recognizes his outstanding leadership and lifetime achievement in psychiatric research and education In 2010 Dr Krishnan was presented with the Award for Research in Geriatric Psychiatry by The American College of Psychiatrists He has also received multiple awards the Rafaelsen Award from the Collegium Internationale Neuro Psychopharmacologicum the Laughlin Award from the American College of Psychiatry the Distinguished Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression and the Klerman Award from Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance He has over 400 peer reviewed publications and numerous books and book chapters Dr Krishnan serves or has served on many editorial boards of scientific journals and on multiple research review panels for the National Institutes of Health Ms Christine Tausig Ford Parallel Session 1C Ms Christine Tausig Ford Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Universities Canada Canada Christine Tausig Ford has more than three decades of experience in higher education and association management She is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Universities Canada the national organization representing Canada s 97 universities In her role as COO Ms Tausig Ford serves as internal leader of the organization with oversight of governance public affairs communications member relations international relations research and policy development She provides the president and Board of Directors with high level advice on strategic issues and motivates mentors and coaches staff to achieve their individual goals and to develop a nimble and high performance work culture open to change Her work includes the anticipation of future trends in higher education research and innovation She has a special interest in developing and supporting a new network of university women presidents in Canada Previously Ms Tausig Ford served in a number of positions at Universities Canada formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada including corporate secretary director of communications and publications and editor of the award winning magazine University Affairs Ms Tausig Ford began her career as a journalist and has written for the Times Higher Education Supplement and the U S based Chronicle of Higher Education She holds an honours bachelor of journalism from Carleton University and a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Toronto s Trinity College Professor Murat Orunkhanov Parallel Session 1C Professor Murat Orunkhanov Graduate School of Education Nazarbayev University Republic of Kazakhstan Dr Murat Orunkhanov is a senior researcher of Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education in Astana Kazakhstan Dr Orunkhanov focuses on globalization s effects on higher education transformational changes of education and science in post Soviet area Currently he is engaged in research of evolution of universities governance and institutional autonomy in Kazakhstan He has extensive professional experience in higher education and research By background a mathematician after graduation from the Novosibirsk State University in the Soviet time he obtained his first doctoral degree in Novosibirsk Research Center Subsequently he taught in Al Farabi Kazakh National University where he started his carrier as Associate Professor which was followed up by Professor Dean of School Murat Orunkhanov has extensive administrative experience in higher education He has held senior educational posts including Vice president of Al Farabi Kazakh National University Deputy Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan He has extensively served in the Ministry and engaged with issues of higher education and science developing in transition period Professor Tan Tai Yong Parallel Session 1C Professor Tan Tai Yong Executive Vice President Academic Affairs Yale NUS College Singapore Professor Tan Tai Yong is 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 published extensively on the Sikh Diaspora social and political history of colonial Punjab de colonization and the partition of South Asia and Singapore history Professor Tan is also a Nominated Member of Parliament Dr Michael K Thomas Parallel Session 2A Dr Michael K Thomas President and CEO New England Board of Higher Education USA Michael K Thomas is the President and CEO of the New England Board of 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 in education and social policy from Harvard University and an M B A from Boston University He has been a faculty member adjunct professor and lecturer at several universities and served as trustee and vice chair of the board of Worcester State University Dr Eric Zimmerman Parallel Session 2A Dr Eric Zimmerman Director of Research Global Engagement Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya IDC Israel Working together with the President and Provost Dr Zimmerman established and directed for eight years the Academic Affairs International Engagement and Research 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 practices as they effect academics and administrators at institutions of higher education Prior to joining the leadership team of IDC Herzliya Dr Zimmerman served as the assistant director of the Bar Ilan University Israel research support office coordinating efforts to secure competitive grants in the STEM social sciences and the humanities Professor Klaus Hekking Parallel Session 2A Professor Klaus Hekking Chairman of the Board German Private Universities Association Germany Prof Klaus Hekking was Chief Executive Officer of SRH Stiftung Rehabilitation Heidelberg Foundation for Rehabilitation Heidelberg for 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 Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the SRH University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg He has also received an honorary doctorate from the Federal Social University of Russia in Moscow and since February 2015 he has been working as a solicitor at H P Heidelberg Dr Lily Chan Parallel Session 2B Dr Lily Chan CEO NUS Enterprise National University of Singapore Singapore Dr Lily Chan 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 of industry experience from initiating start ups and venture investments to active Board involvements in many start up companies She sits on several national level committees on enterprise and innovation Mr Mike Proctor Parallel Session 2B Mr Mike Proctor Vice President Global Initiatives The University of Arizona USA Mike Proctor is Vice President for Global Initiatives at the University of Arizona Mike facilitates the implementation of international programs in a wide range of areas including large research initiatives faculty mobility study abroad student exchange passports and visas and strategic multinational collaborations Mike s office also supports all incoming international students from 113 countries this year and over 1200 visiting scholars annually Mike also has an appointment in the UA s School of Natural Resources and the Environment has taught in the UA Department of Soil Water and Environmental Science and the UA College of Education Mike has a long affiliation with the University of Arizona including a 1983 bachelor s degree in renewable natural resources and a 1988 J D He has worked in natural resource positions in Arizona and New Mexico and practiced law for 12 years including five years in private practice and seven years as a UA attorney Mike also served as director and assistant vice president for corporate relations for the UA associate dean for external affairs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and previously coordinated the UA s distance education and branch campus programs Professor Dato Dr Morshidi Sirat Parallel Session 2C Professor Dato Dr Morshidi Sirat Director Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility CTEF and School of Humanities Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang Malaysia Morshidi is Professor School of Humanities Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang and the Founding Director Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility CTEF based at National Higher Education Research Institute IPPTN Penang Malaysia Between April 2002 and February 2011 Morshidi was the Director of IPPTN and during this period he specialised in higher education policy research Subsequently Morshidi served as Deputy Director General Department of Higher Education Public Sector Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia a short stint as the 5th Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS and between 16 April 2013 and 30 May 2014 as Director General of Higher Education Registrar General Private Institutions of Higher Education Early 2015 Morshidi was a visiting scholar for the Strengthening of Higher Education Project SHEP Ministry of Education and Sport Lao PDR Previously Morshidi has collaborated with APEID UNESCO Bangkok IEP Paris ADB and International Association of Universities IAU Morshidi is the current President of the Malaysian Association for Research Development and Higher Education Policy PenDapat and he is actively engaged as member of the editorial boards of higher education journals such as Springer Book series Higher Education in Asia Quality Excellence and Governance Higher Education The International Journal of Higher Education Research Studies in Higher Education Journal Higher Education Policy Asian Education and Development Studies Journal and as Section Editor Higher Education Muslim science com Mr Steve Egan CBE Parallel Session 2C Mr Steve Egan CBE Vice President Implementation University of Bath United Kingdom Steve Egan is Vice President Implementation at the University of Bath In this role he helps to create university strategy and to develop the culture systems and people to align capability with ambition The university has been top in the UK for the last two years for student satisfaction and is recognised as one of the highest performing research institutions in the UK being 12th in the national assessment Prior to working at Bath Steve was Deputy CEO at the Higher Education Funding Council for England a government body that funds and regulates teaching and research Steve led the council s work in a number of important areas He was responsible for the rewarding and developing staff initiative designed to improve the sector s approach to HR management He established the Leadership Foundation providing targeted leadership training and development to the higher education sector and the Equality Challenge Unit He introduced a system wide activity based costing system called TRAC and was responsible for a 40 reduction in bureaucratic burden He developed new systems of capital funding and led on new approaches to sustainable development that were recently commended by the United Nations Before taking up his appointment at Bath Steve led a project reviewing the approach to the quality assurance of teaching Steve is the Vice Chair of the IMHE and has been a governing board member for over a decade He is a trustee of the National Centre for Social Research and a Director for BUCS s the UK higher education body that organises university sport In the 2014 Queen s birthday honours list Steve was awarded the CBE for services to higher education Steve is a qualified accountant and has a first class honours degree in banking and finance from Loughborough University and an MBA from the University of Bath Mr Adam Tyson Parallel Session 3A Mr Adam Tyson Acting Director Education and Innovation Directorate General for Education and Culture European Commission Adam Tyson is acting Director for EU education policy the education strand of the Erasmus programme innovation the European Institute for Innovation and Technology and the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions at the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission He has previously held posts dealing with EU higher education policies and programmes the coordination of EU education youth culture and sport policies and has led EU work on issues such as combating social exclusion and fighting discrimination He has been responsible for communication and speechwriting for various Commissioners Before moving to the Commission Adam spent ten years in Brussels working for the UK Government in the field of labour and social affairs Dr Dewayne Matthews Parallel Session 3A Dr Dewayne Matthews Vice President of Strategy Development Lumina Foundation USA Dewayne Matthews is Vice President for Strategy Development of the Lumina Foundation the largest private foundation in the United States focused on higher education access and success In this position he leads strategy development and planning and directs the Foundation s work on new higher education models Matthews has served as Vice President of the Education Commission of the States ECS Director of Programs and Services for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education WICHE and Executive Director of the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education He has been a legislative staff member university trustee in the U S and Japan co author of OECD and World Bank higher

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  • Post Conference Activities
    Institute of Technology SIT Visit Time 10 00 am 12 30 pm Maximum No of Participants 50 Singapore Institute of Technology SIT offers industry focused degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy As a new university SIT offers its own applied degree programmes with a unique pedagogy that integrates work and study It also offers specialised degree programmes with overseas university partners at its newly opened SIT Poly buildings SIT will host a visit to one of its five buildings co located with the Polytechnics SIT Singapore Polytechnic SIT SP building The new SIT SP building hosts three of SIT s overseas university partners namely Technical University of Munich TUM University of Glasgow UOG and DigiPen Institute of Technology DigiPen The SIT SP building features industry standard classrooms studio facilities along with recording and animation studios for game development It also boasts new laboratory facilities such as a wind tunnel laboratory for use by students reading SIT s own Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering degree programme The visit will include demonstrations of different applied pedagogies such as blended learning and project based learning Nanyang Technological University NTU Visit Time 1 30 pm 4 00 pm Maximum No of Participants 100 The Nanyang Technological University NTU is a research intensive public university with 33 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering Business Science Humanities Arts Social Sciences and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School It has a new medical school the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine set up jointly with Imperial College London NTU is also home to world class autonomous institutes and various leading research centres NTU will be hosting a visit to its new learning hub which houses 56 smart classrooms that will take higher education in Singapore to new heights Each classroom comes complete with flexible

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  • Conference Venue
    first and only Universal Studios theme park S E A Aquarium one of the world s largest aquariums Adventure Cove Waterpark and Dolphin Island Other attractions include a Maritime Experiential Museum an award winning destination spa a casino six unique hotels celebrity chef restaurants specialty retail outlets and the Resorts World Convention Center The Convention Center is set to redefine the meeting experience and further reinforce Singapore s reputation as

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    first and only Universal Studios theme park S E A Aquarium one of the world s largest aquariums Adventure Cove Waterpark and Dolphin Island Other attractions include a Maritime Experiential Museum an award winning destination spa a casino six unique hotels celebrity chef restaurants specialty retail outlets and the Resorts World Convention Center The Convention Center is set to redefine the meeting experience and further reinforce Singapore s reputation as

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