Building university impact through resilience and innovation

14 January 2019

This year’s Emerging Economies Summit was our best-attended to date, bringing together an outstanding group of delegates and speakers from 110 institutions and 42 countries.


University leaders from around the world along with policymakers and industry executives converged to discuss the crucial role of research universities in developing nations, and share best practice for building impact towards the fundamental goal of making the world a better place. We are pleased to share the session footage from the summit, for you to review at your leisure and remind yourself of any great content that you missed.

 

Watch the 2019 highlights video to get an overview of the event.

 

Monday 14 January 2019

09:30
THE data masterclass – making an impact: measuring universities’ contribution to the SDGs

M’hamed el Aisati, vice-president of product management, funding and content analytics, Elsevier

Duncan Ross, chief data officer, THE

Laura Tucker, chief executive officer, Vertigo Ventures


11:00
Association of Commonwealth Universities’ response

Chair: Joanna Newman, chief executive and secretary-general, Association of Commonwealth Universities

Ernest Aryeetey, secretary-general, African Research Universities Alliance

Philip Cotton, vice-chancellor, University of Rwanda

Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, vice-chancellor, University of Ghana

Raheel Qamar, rector, COMSATS University Islamabad


15:00
President’s forum on resilience: university leaders responding to adversity

Chair: John Gill, editor, THE

Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, founding president, Middle East Research Institute, and former minister of higher education and scientific research, Kurdistan regional government of Iraq

Mirvat Bulbul, vice-president for administrative and financial affairs, Birzeit University

Hassan Al-Derham, president, Qatar University

Marta Losada Falk, president emeritus, Antonio Nariño University

Tshilidzi Marwala, vice-chancellor and principal, University of Johannesburg

Konstantin Miniar-Beloruchev, vice-rector, Lomonosov Moscow State University


Tuesday 15 January 2019

09:25
Opening video

09:30
Opening remarks

Hassan Al-Derham, president, Qatar University

Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE


09:45
Opening keynote

Hessa Al-Jaber, former minister of ICT, Qatar Government


10:30
Research collaboration overcoming boundaries

Mariam Al-Maadeed, vice-president for research and graduate studies, Qatar University

Carlos H. de Brito Cruz, scientific director, FAPESP

Mirvat Bulbul, vice-president for administrative and financial affairs, Birzeit University

Ramgopal Rao, director, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Abdul Sattar Al-Taie, executive director, Qatar National Research Fund


12:00
Industry partnerships in emerging markets - capitalising on context

WIlliam Massy, professor emeritus of education and business administration and former vice-provost and vice-president, Stanford University

Roberto Alvarez, executive director, Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils 

Michael Fung, deputy chief executive (industry), SkillsFuture and president, Higher Education Planning in Asia Association

Marcelo Kekligian, digital, analytics, cyber and innovation leader, Ernst & Young MENA

Lesley Thompson, vice-president, academic & government strategic alliances, Elsevier


14:00
How person-centered technology partnerships are transforming abilities

Sethuraman Panchanathan, executive vice-president, Knowledge Enterprise, chief research and innovation officer, Arizona State University


15:15
Should machines learn the world as it is or the world as we wish it to be?

John Gill, editor, THE 

Sarah Anyang Agbor, commisioner for human resources, science and technology, African Union

Adnan Abu-Dayya, executive director, Qatar Mobility Innovations Centre

Mikhail Strikhanov, rector, National Research Nuclear University MEPhl

 


Wednesday 16 January 2019

09:05
Full reveal of the THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019

M'hamed El Aisati, vice-president of product management, funding and content analytics, Elsevier 

Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE

Duncan Ross, chief data officer, THE


10:50
University performance as a catalyst for economic growth

Baroness Valerie Amos CH, director, SOAS, University of London


11:30
Are universities a catalyst or consequence of the rise of emerging markets?

Bahram Bekhradnia, president, Higher Education Policy Institute 

Luiz Costa, president, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence and academic vice-rector, IESB University 

Jenny Lee, professor, Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona

Fernando León García, president, CETYS University System

Hasan Mandal, president, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey


13:30
Can the SDGs form the new dominant measure for higher education impact?

Zainab Malik, head of consultancy, THE

Francisco Rojas Aravena, rector, University for Peace

Philip Cotton, vice-chancellor, University of Rwanda

Hilligje Van’t Land, secretary-general, International Association of Universities 

Joanna Newman, chief executive and secretary-general, Association of Commonwealth Universities


15:15
Assessing the value of the SDGs – closing conversation with ARUA and the World Bank

Chair: John Gill, editor, THE  

Ernest Aryeetey, secretary-general, African Research Universities Alliance 

Francisco Marmolejo, lead higher education specialist for India, the World Bank


16:00
Closing remarks

John Gill, editor, THE

Hassan Al-Derham, president, Qatar University