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WTUC 2022 Opening plenary (Hybrid): Future trends of Higher Education under the New Norm: Perspectives from around the world.  

Wednesday 23 November 2022
09:00 – 10:30
Kantary Hotel Lamtakong 1+2



The Covid-19 pandemic has driven exponential change in many industries on a global scale. Higher education is no exception. Since 2020 the way institutions operate, the way they deliver teaching, conduct research and support students, has transformed faster than at any other time. The changes will have a long-lasting effect on the sector. The 2022 Congress will provide an opportunity to reflect on the pandemic through focusing on the impact institutions have on their communities and places; how they drive innovation and entrepreneurship; and consider what the future policies and drivers will be that shape Higher Education in the new norm. 

Speakers are invited to share the key drivers, influencers or priorities for their institution giving a global overview to consider similarities and differences between member institutions. 

We invite speakers to consider institutional, local, regional and national influences and how these may align, intersect and compete for priority. 

Introduction to plenary session by Chair: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Issra Pramoolsook, Assistant Rector for University Council Affairs, Suranaree University of Technology.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Mullika Sungsanit, Vice Rector for Engagement, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Suranaree University of Technology ‘Trends and Challenges of Thai Education: Implications for   Technology Universities’
  • Prof Mansoor Alaali, President, Ahlia University Key drivers for current and future University governance: the way forward’ 
  • Dr.S.N.Sridhara, Vice Chancellor and Dr Angeline Geetha, Dean of Engineering and Technology, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science‘National Education Policy of India: responding to and implementing national policy in curriculum and administration for the purposes of international collaboration’ 
  • Prof Mike Fitzpatrick, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engineering, Environment and Computing), Coventry University‘Coventry University Group: an educational model for a global presence’ 

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