Future Trends in Global Higher Education: The role of Universities as place makers in the local economyThursday 3 October 2019
15:15 – 16:15
When: Thursday 3 October 2019, 3:15PM – 4:15PM
What: Round Table Discussions: Parallel Session
Overview: These round table discussions will focus on some of the key themes network members have identified on the horizon (or in the present) for higher education.
This session will consider the role of universities as place makers in the local economy examining the challenges of local vs global. It will hear perspectives from member institutions around the world to begin a discussion on the theme. If interesting ideas emerge they can be considered for investment from WTUN for exchanges or future projects. These sessions may be where ideas start for new work streams for WTUN Members.
Chair: Professor Garry Pender, Deputy Principal (Research and Innovation) Heriot-Watt University
- Ms Jo Dobson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Coventry University – The importance of place to an international university
- Professor Jose Daniel Melo, Rector, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte: Science and Technology Parks: Fostering knowledge-based economies
- Professor Vincent Chang, President and Vice-Chancellor, Brac University – Title TBC