Updated: Nov 23, 2021
Welcome to join EICC 2021 UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT FORUM 10TH-11TH DECEMBER 2021, LONDON The Strategic Theme 2021: New Normal and Rethinking Building Quality Higher Education Systems Global Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in the Global Higher Education in Post Covid-19 Era On behalf of the International Organizing Committee, we take great pleasure in inviting you to participate in 2021 University President Forum on Global Higher Education co-organized with United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT), in collaboration with Research Center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University (RCTI) and co-hosted by The University of Law (ULaw) and ELITE Innovation College Cambridge (EICC) preliminarily on 10th-12th December in London, United Kingdom. Over a decade, we have been successfully organizing international conferences and forums with global universities, including Tsinghua University (2014 CAMOT Conference) and the University of Cambridge (2016 CAMOT Conference) with university presidents, vice-chancellors, deans, experts, scholars, government officials, and doctoral candidates in the field of higher education participated in the events.
2014 CAMOT Conference at Tsinghua University
2016 CAMOT Conference at University of Cambridge Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the forum will be held through a combination of offline and online presentations. Context: Internationalization & Economic Globalization Confronted with a world that is strikingly different from what it was, COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the world economy, the global governance system, the international political landscape and the global higher education. However, from a historical, dialectical and systematic perspective, the interdependence of human survival still exists, the basic development elements of maintaining the global higher education will not be swayed by the virus. With outbreak of COVID-19, technology enhanced learning has been rapidly adopted globally by education institutions which play a key role in the continuity of education and learning. Not only so, more emerging online innovative universities have begun to penetrate the global higher education systems which challenge the traditional university model of 800 years old. No doubt, this huge impact caused by the pandemic would ultimately lead to a great revolution in global higher education.
Nowadays, global higher education drives and is driven by economic globalization. Universities and colleges in global higher education develop the highly skilled working force and contribute to the research and development capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship that determine competitiveness and sustainability in the knowledge-based global economy. In the post-COVID-19 era, internalization and global engagement continue to be crucial. Collaboration and competition are intensifying simultaneously under the growing influence of market forces and the emergence of new players. How will global higher education evolve over the next 10 years? How can governments and education institutions take the challenges and make the most of the opportunities?
How did human society develop? Where is the driving force for development? There is no doubt that the ability of social innovation and technological innovation is crucial. Innovation is the driving force for human development. Conceptual innovation, theoretical innovation, technological innovation, and social management innovation are all the driving forces that promote the development of human society. We believe that conceptual innovation and theoretical innovation are primary. Imagine that if there is no conceptual and theoretical innovation in human society, then all other innovations are empty talks, which will undoubtedly stand still.
The main goal of the University President Forum is