WELCOME TO JOIN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT FORUM 2021 LONDON
10th December 2021, London
New Normal and Rethinking:
Building Quality Higher Education Systems
Global Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in Post Covid-19 Era
The University of Law (ULaw)
University of West of Scotland (UWS)
Global University System (GUS)
Geely Talent Development Group
ELITE Innovation College Cambridge (EICC)
Venue: The University of Law (Moorgate Campus)
Address: 2 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8HQ, United Kingdom
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the forum will be held through a combination of offline and online presentations.
2014 CAMOT Conference at Tsinghua University
2016 CAMOT Conference at University of Cambridge
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.
NEWS OF 2021 UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT FORUM
The main goal of the University President Forum, via the collaborations between China Association of Higher Education (CAHE), China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT), Research Centre for Technology and Innovation, Tsinghua University and United Nation Academic Impact (UNAI), is to explore the new normal and rethinking of the global trends, opportunities and challenges of the universities and colleges in the global higher education sector in the post COVID-19 era, inspire current and strategic thinking, provide a platform for exploring linkages and mechanisms, and explore appropriate and effective modes of delivering sustainability without compromising the mission and vision of the universities.
2021 GLOBAL UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT FORUM PROGRAMME SCHEDULE
10th December 2021, London
University President Forum, 2021, London
Date: 10th December, 2021
Time: 8:30-17:30 (UK TIME)
Online Zoom Webinar Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81311268651
Keynote speakers confirmed
We are pleased to announce that the following university presidents, education leaders and keynote speakers have confirmed as keynote presenters University President Forum 2021 London, University of Law:
Vasillis Konstantinou, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Law
Prof CHEN Jin, Director of Research Centre of Technology Innovation, Tsinghua University, China
Prof CHE Yi, Vice President of JEELY Talent Development Group, China
Prof Richard Li-Hua, President of CAMOT and ELITE Innovation College Cambridge, UK
Mr Robert Skinner, Chief, United Nations Academic Impact
Ramu Damodaran, Chief, United Nations Academic Impact, 2010-2021
Professor John Han, Chairman of Davis College and Co-Founder of EICC
Prof Arnoud De Meyer, Former President of Singapore Management University
Dr Donald Birx, President of Plymouth State University, USA
Professor Craig Mahoney, Vice Chancellor of University of the West of Scotland
Professor Maurits Van Rooijen, Chief Executive Academic (Ractor) Global University System
Professor Chang Soon Heung, President, Handong Global University, Republic of Korea
Dr Francisco Rojas Aravena/ His Representative, Rector of University of Peace, Costa Rica
Dr Fernando Leon Carcia, President of the International Association of Universities
Prof LU Dan, President of Geely Talent Development Group, China
Professor HUANG Jin, Former President of China University of Political Science and Law
Professor TU Shandong, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and Former Vice President of East China University of Science and Technology
Dr JIANG Bo, Chairman of XIAN Peihua University
Dr Shawn Chen, Chairman of Zhengzhou SIAS University
Professor WANG Rihua, Executive President of Guangzhou College of Technology and Business
Prof. Dr. Fr. Marcelo Fernandes de Aquino/His Representative, President of Unisinos University
Dr. Vera Jelinek, Divisional Dean, Center of Global Affairs, New York University
Ms. Ms. Elsie N. Effange-Mbella, Senior Gender Adviser, UN-MONUSCO in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dr. Padmini Murthy, Professor and Global Health Director at New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice
Prof. Pramod Shah, President, Dibyahbumi Multiple College (Affiliated to Tribhuvan University) Kupondole, Lalitpur, Nepal
Dr. Henri Hatayama, President, J.F.Oberlin University, Tokyo
Prof. Philip G. Laird, Vice President, Innovation, Global and Academic Partnerships, Trinity Western University
Don't miss the opportunity to listen to and share the innovative thinking of the presidents from world-renowned universities. Don't miss the opportunity to interact with the presidents of famous universities around the world.
The agenda below will be updated day by day.
UNAI is an initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of United Nations goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability, and conflict resolution. Since 2010, UNAI has created a vibrant and diverse network of students, academics, scientists, researchers, think tanks, institutions of higher education, and educational partners. There are over 1400 member institutions in more than 145 countries that reach nearly 25 million people in the education and research sectors around the world. The work of these institutions is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals as they serve as incubators of new ideas, inventions, and solutions to the many global challenges we face. United Nations Academic Impact provides the integral link between the UN and these stakeholders to ensure that the international community harnesses the energy and innovation of young people and the research community in service to humanity.
RCTI has been pursuing excellence in theoretical research in innovation and in facilitating decision-making at the national, sectoral, regional, and firm levels. It strives to become an important think tank, information hub, and talents bank of technological innovation research in China. With the joint efforts of the government, the society, and the associates who are working in this field, RCTI will continue to improve its research capabilities and achieve its goal of becoming a first class international research institute. The mission of RCTI is to become a forerunner of academic exploration in China’s technological innovation, a cradle fostering professionals, a platform for academic exchanges, an information gathering centre, a consultative service system for critical decision-making and a hub and demonstration centre for the development of innovation-related disciplines.
China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT), is an international organization committed to encouraging and supporting researchers and professionals who are engaging research in the management of technology in China. CAMOT aims to establish national, regional, and international collaborative research programs in the field of technology management, technology innovation, technology transfer as well as knowledge transfer by engaging government agencies, funding agencies, educational institutions, state-own enterprises (SOEs) as well as private sectors in China.
China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT), incorporated with International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT) and International Forum of Technology Management (IFTM), offers its members association with professionals and academics in the field. It has been acknowledged that there is particularly close interaction between IAMOT, IFTM and the founding members of CAMOT following the successful launching of Journal of Technology Management in China by Emerald Insight in the UK in 2005.
HOST ORGANISATION PROFILES
The University of the West of Scotland is a large, modern, multi-campus university with its origins dating back to 1897. UWS is the abbreviation for it. For more information, visit the official website http://www.uws.ac.uk/ (Chinese version:http://www.uws.asia). As one of the most modern and dynamic innovative universities in Scotland, UWS provides multi-level degree courses and majors for students in the UK and overseas, including various preparatory courses, bachelor's degree majors, master's degree programs and doctoral degree programs. It is an international, innovative and inclusive academic institution. Among the more than 19,000 students, more than 3,000 international students come from more than 130 different countries.
The school has outstanding advantages. The school has 5 campuses, located in Paisley (Paisley), Lanarkshire (Lanarkshire), Ayr (Ayr), Dumfries (Dumfries), and London (London); consists of 4 colleges, business and School of Creativity, School of Education and Social Sciences, School of Computer Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Health and Life Sciences; The school is located in TOP 150 (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019); TOP 600 (Times Higher Education World) University Ranking 2020); the education major is ranked 1st in the UK (Complete University Guide/Guardian 2020); the teaching quality and student experience ranking are 3rd in Scotland (Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2019).
Global University Systems (GUS) is an international network of higher-education institutions, brought together by a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications. GUS delivers a wide variety of programs, including bachelor's degree programs, master's degree programs, professional training, English Language Training, and corporate & executive education. When someone chooses to study at one of our institutions– whether on campus in Europe, North America, or even in their own home – they're joining a network of 75,000 students worldwide.
Global University Systems brings together selected universities that have a strategic geographic spread, a variety of academic strengths, different levels of accessibility, and different modes of delivery. These universities use each other’s campuses (approximately currently forty worldwide), utilize shared services and administrative back offices in different time zones with cost efficiencies. At the core are ten or so well-established and internationally-minded universities with strong roots in Canada, the UK, Germany, and India, plus a good dozen smaller educational institutions covering a broad range of disciplines and a similar number of affiliated institutions. The latter refers to strategic partnerships with typically public, quasi-public, or non-profit universities, that further enrich the diversity of the System. Thus, the System presents collective strength through size and cost efficiency that flourish under the forces of globalisation. The System also offers security because being so diversified the institutions together can easily weather the storms that sometimes batter education.
We are based in some of the world’s biggest cities, with campuses in London, Birmingham, and Manchester, across the Atlantic in Toronto, Chicago, and Vancouver; and across the globe in Singapore, Germany, and Israel.
The University of Law is the oldest university in the UK dedicated to legal education, which trains more practicing lawyers than any other institution in the UK. Its history can be traced back to Gibson and Weldon, a top lawyer training institution established in 1876, and later evolved into the law school of the General Council of the Bar. The University of Law has a high-quality and rich heritage, a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, and has always been committed to training and developing the best legal talents. The 17 campuses of the University of Law are located in seven cities in the United Kingdom. All campuses are located near prosperous business centers, leading law firms, chambers of commerce, and transportation hubs. Each campus is modern and equipped with complete supporting facilities to create a comfortable and exciting learning environment for students. The University of Law is based on the excellent tradition of excellent education and career development, and its business education focuses on the cultivation of vocational learning and employability. All business courses offered by the school are accredited by the well-known Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which means that students can obtain a CMI diploma in addition to a degree certificate from the University of Law. The CMI qualification certificate is highly recognized by employers.
Our College was born during the pandemic with a mission to lead and push innovation. ELITE carries impact and significant connotation. ELITE is an acronym of e-learning of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship within an O2O Innovation University in global higher education. Almost all the universities and colleges are currently delivering courses online based upon the MOOC experiences since the outbreak of Covid-19. Our intention of the establishment of ELITE O2O (online and offline) Innovative Education Platform is an exploration of an innovative education pedagogy of integrating the delivery of programs, knowledge, contents, and education ethos with a global vision embedded in the teaching and learning strategy built into the technological system of O2O innovation university.
Such a system demonstrates how various features and objectives of an innovative and entrepreneurial university can be created, translated, articulated, and achieved. The distinctiveness of this system is to highlight that the teaching and learning model is decided not only with the impact of the virus but also by the nature of knowledge. Explicit knowledge is delivered online while tacit knowledge is transferred face-to-face. ELITE Innovation College Cambridge (EICC), in many respects, is regarded as a globally connected innovative and entrepreneurial university. With our forward-looking global vision, we are well-positioned with strong features in global higher education in the 21st century.
Research Centre for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University (RCTI)
RCTI has been pursuing excellence in theoretical research in innovation and in facilitating decision-making at the national, sectorial, regional and firm levels. It strives to become an important think tank, information hub, and talents bank of technological innovation research in China. With the joint efforts of the government, the society, and the associates who are working in this field, RCTI will continue to improve its research capabilities and achieve its goal of becoming a first class international research institute. The mission of RCTI is to become a forerunner of academic exploration in China’s technological innovation, a cradle fostering professionals, a platform for academic exchanges, an information gathering centre, a consultative service system for critical decision-making and a hub and demonstration centre for the development of innovation-related disciplines.