Academic Ranking of World Universities

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6th International Conference on World-Class Universities, 1-4 November, 2015, Shanghai, China

WCU-4

4th International Conference on World-Class Universities

October 30 - November 2, 2011

Shanghai, China


Sunday, 30 October, 2011

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

Monday, 31 October, 2011

8:30-9:00 Opening Session: Welcoming and Opening Address

Prof. Nian Cai Liu, Dean, Graduate School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Prof. Jan Sadlak, President, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence

Mr. Mark Garlinghouse, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Thomson Reuters
9:00-10:00 Session I: Keynote Lecture

Chair: Prof. Nian Cai Liu, Dean, Graduate School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Dr. Jamil Salmi, Tertiary Education Coordinator, The World Bank
"The road to academic excellence: Lessons of experience"
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Session II: National Policies on Building WCU – Part 1

Chair: Prof. Marijk van der Wende, Dean, Amsterdam University College, The Netherlands

Sir Alan Langlands, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England, United Kingdom
"Promoting excellence for the 21st century"

Prof. Nikolay Skvortsov, Vice-Rector for Research, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
"World-class universities: Experience and practice of Russian universities"

Prof. Simon Marginson, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, Australia
"Different approaches to a shared goal: How variations in state traditions and strategies are differentiating the approach to building WCUs"

General discussion
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Session III: National Policies on Building WCU – Part 2

Chair: Prof. Philip G. Altbach, Director of Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA

Dr. Luiz Cláudio Costa, Secretary of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Brazil
"The benefits of quality and excellence for Brazilian higher education"

Prof. Shou-Hsuan Stephen Huang, Department of Computer Science, The University of Houston, USA
"Developing tier one universities: The Texas approach"

Prof. Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, and Ms. Mariko Watanabe, University of Tokyo, Japan
"The changing roles of world class universities during the national crisis in Japan"

Prof. Yung-Chi Hou (Angela), Fu Jen Catholic University and Dean of the Office of Research & Development, Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan, Taiwan
"A reassessment of the Asian excellence programs in higher education - the Taiwan experience"

General discussion
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-18:00 Session IV: Institutional Practices of Building WCU – Part 1

Chair: Prof. Pierre de Maret, Former Rector, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Prof. Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen, Rector, Aarhus University, Denmark
"Making a strong university stronger: Change without a burning platform"

Prof. Vaclav Havlicek, Rector, and Prof. Vojtech Petracek, Vice Rector for Science and Research, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
"Strategy and global priorities of technical university"

Dr. Enrique Zepeda Bustos, Vice-President of International Affairs and Prof. Adriana Rojas Martínez, Director for Strategic Projects, Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico
"Monterrey Institute of Technology and the case of international liaison offices"

Prof. Sadiq M. Sait, Director of Information Technology Center, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
"Policies on building world-class universities in Saudi Arabia: An impact study with KFUPM's example"

General discussion
19:00-21:00 Conference Dinner

Dinner Speech by Prof. Jie Zhang, President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Tuesday, 1 November, 2011

9:00-10:00 Session V: Keynote Lecture

Chair: Prof. Simon Marginson, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Philip G. Altbach, Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA
"World-class research universities in the BRICs: Potential and challenges in Brazil, Russia, India, and China"
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Session VI: Institutional Practices of Building WCU – Part 2

Chair: Mr. Pawan Agarwal, Adviser for Higher Education, Government Planning Commission, India

Prof. Francis-Luc Perret, Vice-President for Planning and Logistics, and Dr. Michel Bourquin, Deputy Vice-President & Logistics Project Manager, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
"Private Public Partnership (PPP): A way of boosting the dynamics of the EPFL campus"

Prof. Marijk van der Wende, Dean, Amsterdam University College, The Netherlands
"Trends towards global excellence in undergraduate education: Taking the liberal arts experience into the 21st century"

Prof. Gerard Postiglione, and Dr. Jisun Jung, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
"Patterns of productivity among Asia's top tier researchers"

General discussion
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session VII: Use of Rankings in Building WCU

Chair: Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, Former Chief of Higher Education Section, UNESCO

Dr. Freya Mearns, Policy Officer for Research Excellence and Mr.Tony Sheil, Deputy Director of Research Policy & Strategy, Griffith University, Australia
"Global benchmarking and partner selection using world university rankings and classifications"

Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna, National University of Singapore, Singapore
"Global rankings narrow the influence gap between universities in developed nations and emerging nations"

Prof. Danie Visser, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Dr. Marilet Sienaert, Director of Research Office, University of Cape Town, South Africa
"Rational and constructive use of rankings: A challenge for universities in the global South"

General discussion
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 Session VIII: Indicators of WCU

Chair: Dr. Ghislaine Filliatreau, Director, Observatoire des Sciences et des Techniques, France

Prof. Ying Cheng, Executive Director of Center for World-Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
"The statistical analysis of world-class universities"

Mr. Simon Pratt, Project Manager for Institutional Research, Thomson Reuters
"Thomson Reuters Institutional Profiles: A new approach to evaluating academic institutions"

Dr. Isidro F. Aguillo, Head of Cybermetrics Lab, National Research Council (CSIC), and Mr. Enrique Orduña-Malea, Research Fellow, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
"World-class universities and the Webometrics Ranking: Designing and implementing G-factor and new web indicators"
17:00-17:30 Closing Session

Prof. Nian Cai Liu, Dean of Graduate School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Prof. Jan Sadlak, President, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence
19:00-21:30 Social Events

Wednesday, 2 November, 2011

Whole day Post-conference sightseeing
Whole day Departure of participants
Download the Program of WCU-4 in PDF.
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