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8th International Conference on World-Class Universities, 15-17 October, 2019, Shanghai, China

WCU-8



8th International Conference on World-Class Universities

(WCU-8)


October 15 - 17, 2019

Shanghai, China


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

15 October, Tuesday

Whole day
Arrival of participants
19:00-21:00
Welcome Reception

16 October, Wednesday

8:30-9:10
Opening Session: Welcome Remarks

Introduction: Nian Cai Liu, Director, Center for World-Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Qun Chen, Vice Mayor, Shanghai Municipal People's Government, China

Zhongqin Lin, President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
9:10-9:50
Session I: Keynote Speech

Chair: Nian Cai Liu, Director, Center for World-Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Zhongqin Lin, President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
The Pathway and Future Strategies of Chinese Universities
9:50-10:30
Session II: Keynote Speech

Chair: Nian Cai Liu, Director, Center for World-Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Henk Kummeling, Rector Magnificus, Utrecht University, Netherlands
World Class Universities in the New Era of Open Science
10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-12:30
Session III: Developing World-Class Universities in Response to National Priorities and Policies

Chair: Jan Sadlak, Founding President (2009-2018), IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, Belgium

Kim A. Wilcox, Chancellor, University of California, Riverside, USA
Providing Access to Excellence: A Roadmap for World-Class Universities

Christine Clerici, President, Université de Paris, France
Recreating French Excellence: University of Paris and Sorbonne University

Yu Zhou, President, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Serve the Country, Serve the World: Mission of Harbin Institute of Technology

Tony F Chan, President, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
The Role of Research Universities in National Transformation
12:30-14:00
Lunch
14:00-15:30
Session IV: Panel Discussion - How Should WCUs Tackle Global Challenges and Seize Opportunities?

Chair: Alex Usher, President, Higher Education Strategy Associates, Canada

Weihong Zhang, Vice President, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Eric W. Kaler, President Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA

Cheryl Matherly, Vice President, Lehigh University, USA

Christopher Tremewan, Secretary General, Association of Pacific Rim Universities, China

Randy Woodson, Chancellor, North Carolina State University, USA
15:30-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-17:00
Session V: World-Class Universities from Academic Perspective

Chair: Philip Altbach, Research Professor, Boston College, USA

Gerard Postiglione, Chair Professor of Higher Education, University of Hong Kong, China
World Class Universities and Their Higher Education Systems: The Asia Model

Marijk van der Wende, Distinguished Faculty Professor of Higher Education, Utrecht University, Netherlands
The New Silk Road: Towards Balanced EU-China Cooperation?

Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Professor and Vice-Director, Tohoku University, Japan & Futao Huang, Professor, Hiroshima University, Japan
World-Class University Policies and Rankings in Transition: A Comparative Study of China and Japan
19:00-21:00
Dinner

Ying Cheng, CEO, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, China

Other Sponsors

October 17, 2019 Thursday

9:00-9:40
Session VI: Keynote Speech

Chair: Pierre de Maret, Honorary Rector, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Mark S. Wrighton, Chancellor Emeritus, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
A Global Partnership Model for Education and Research
9:40-10:20
Session VII: Keynote Speech

Chair: Pierre de Maret, Honorary Rector, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Eric W. Kaler, President Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA
Global, Innovative, and Open For Business: The American Research University
10:20-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-12:00
Session VIII: Managing World-Class Universities in the Context of Internationalization and Globalization

Chair: Chair: Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert, Columbia

Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
A 21st Century Civic University

Susan Herbst, President Emeritus, University of Connecticut, USA
Leading an American Research University in the 21st Century

John Molony, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Deakin University, Australia
The Double First-Class Policy as A New Mechanism Encouraging Excellent International Partnership
12:00-14:00
Lunch
14:00-15:30
Session IX: Panel Discussion - How Should WCUs Balance Curiosity Driven Research with Demands from Industry & Society?

Chair: Yu Liu, Executive Vice President & Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Clarivate Analytics, UK

George Blumenthal, Chancellor Emeritus and Director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley, USA

Yanrong Li, President, Sichuan University, China

Zhanjiang Liu, Vice President for Research, Syracuse University, USA

Sadiq Sait, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Satish Tripathi, President, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA
15:30-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-17:30
Session X: Underlying Factors for Academic Excellence

Chair: Mark Garlinghouse, Senior Adviser, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, China

William C. Kirby, T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University, USA
The Chinese Century? Challenges to Liberal Education in China, Past and Present

Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert, Columbia
Do Rankings Promote Academic Excellence? The World-Class Universities Phenomenon in Perspective

Luiz Claudio Costa, President, IREG & Academic Vice-Rector, IESB University, Brazil
World Class Universities: What are We Looking for, Quality, Reputation or Prestige?

Alex Usher, President, Higher Education Strategy Associates, Canada
Changing Funding Patterns at Top Global Universities
17:30-18:00
Closing Session

Nian Cai Liu, Director, Center for World-Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

18 October, Friday

Whole day
Departure of participants
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