Academic Ranking of World Universities

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

WCU-5

5th International Conference on World-Class Universities

3-6 November, 2013

Shanghai, China

SUNDAY, 3 NOVEMBER

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

MONDAY, 4 NOVEMBER

8:30-9:00
Opening Session: Welcome remarks and overview of meeting objectives

Introduction: Nian Cai Liu, Dean, Graduate School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Zhongqin Lin, Executive Vice-President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

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

Paulina González-Pose, Chief, Section for Higher Education, Education Sector, UNESCO

Keith MacGregor, Executive Vice President, Thomson Reuters
9:00-10:00
Session I: Keynote

Chair: Paulina González-Pose, Chief, Section for Higher Education, Education Sector, UNESCO

Michel Rocard, Former Prime Minister (1988-1991), France
"A new push in French excellence: Could France again be capable of world-class research?"
10:00-10:30
Coffee Break
10:30-12:00
Session II: National Reflections on WCU Initiatives - Part 1

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

Isak Froumin, Head of Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics, Russia and Alexander Povalko, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and Science, Russia
"Lessons from the national excellence initiatives in Russia"

Marijk van der Wende, Dean, Amsterdam University College, Netherlands
"On mergers and missions: implications for institutional governance and governmental steering"

Kathryn Mohrman, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, USA
"Competition among research universities: Work in progress"

General discussion
12:00-13:30
Lunch
13:30-15:30
Session III: National Reflections on WCU Initiatives - Part 2

Chair: Sahel N. Abduljauwad, Vice Rector for Research, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Geo-Suk Suh, President, Chonbuk National University & Chairman, Korean Council for University Education, South Korea and Sang-June Park, Deputy Vice-President for Planning
"Korean government’s policies and strategies to foster world-class universities"

Gerard A. Postiglione, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
"Anchoring globalization in Hong Kong Research Universities"

Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan and Yung Chi Hou (Angela), Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
"Continuity and transformation: Continuous challenges for world-class status among universities in Taiwan and Japan as aging societies"

Futao Huang, Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, Japan
"The internationalization of Japan’s Academy and university"

General discussion
15:30-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-18:00
Session IV: Institutional Practice on Building WCU

Chair: Pierre de Maret, Former Rector, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Osama S. Tayeb, President and Adnan H. Zahed, Vice President for Graduate Studies & Scientific Research, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
"Towards a world-class university: The role of international advisers"

Mircea Dumitru, Rector, Magdalena Iordache Platis, Vice Rector and Paul Serban Agachi, Counselor, University of Bucharest, Romania
"The road to world-class status: The case of University of Bucharest"

Charles A. Goldman, Senior Economist, Rand Corporation, USA
"Strategic planning methods for building world-class universities"

Weiping Yue, Senior Manager, China IP & Science, Thomson Reuters
"Evidence-based strategic planning for research universities"

General discussion
19:00-21:00
Conference Dinner

TUESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER

8:30-9:30
Session V: Plenary Speech

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

William G. Tierney, Former President, American Educational Research Association & Co-director, Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California, USA
"Privatization, the state, and the transformation of world class research universities"
9:30-10:00
Coffee Break
10:00-12:00
Session VI: Challenges to Building WCU

Chair: Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert, Morocco

Philip G. Altbach, Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA
"Maintaining world-class: American challenges"

Georg Krücken, University of Kassel, Germany
"The challenges of the Excellence Initiative in Germany"

Andres Bernasconi, Pontifical Catholic University, Chile
"Too small to succeed: Scale limits to global distinction"

Pawan Agarwal, Adviser, Higher Education Planning Commission, India
"Can India build world-class universities?"

General discussion
12:00-13:30
Lunch
13:30-15:30
Session VII: Global University Rankings - Experience of Ranking Makers

Moderator: Jan Sadlak, President, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence

Ying Cheng, Executive Director, Center for World-Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
"Academic Ranking of World Universities"

Ben Sowter, Head of Division, QS Intelligence Unit, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, UK
"QS World University Rankings"

John Morgan, Deputy News Editor, Times Higher Education, UK
"THE World University Rankings"

Gero Federkeil, Manager-in-charge of Rankings, Center for Higher Education, Germany and Adam Tyson, Head of Unit - Higher Education, Modernisation Agenda and Erasmus, European Commission
"U-Multirank Project"

General discussion
15:30-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-17:30
Session VIII: Global University Rankings – Impact and Applications

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

Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert, Morocco
"From Individual Ranking to National Benchmarking"

Ellen Hazelkorn, Vice President, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
"And then there were 10+: Reflections on a decade of global rankings"

Barbara M. Kehm, Kassel, Germany
"Global University Rankings – Impacts and Applications"

General discussion
17:30-18:00
Closing Session

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

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

WEDNESDAY, 6 NOVEMBER

Whole day
Post-conference sightseeing
Whole day
Departure of participants
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