The transformation of universities’ impact in the fourth industrial revolution

2 April 2019

The Times Higher Education Innovation and Impact Summit took place from 2-4 April 2019 in Daejeon, South Korea. The summit united global leaders of the best and most ambitious universities with policy-makers, world-class researchers and the companies that shape our future around the vital questions on university impact.

 

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

 

Tuesday 2 April 2019

10:00
THE data masterclass

Jeroen Baas, head of data science, Elsevier

Duncan Ross, chief data officer, THE

Laura Tucker, chief executive officer, Vertigo Ventures


14:45
THE and Microsoft global chief technology officer survey – results and workshop

Chair: John Gill, editor, THE

Lino Guzzella, former president, ETH Zürich

Alice Oh, associate professor of computer science, KAIST

Alexandros Papaspyridis, higher education industry solutions director (Asia-Pacific and Japan), Microsoft


Wednesday 3 April 2019

08:45
Opening remarks

Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE

Sung-Chul Shin, president, KAIST


09:15
Higher education – coping with knowledge inflation and preparing for success

Lino Guzzella, former president, ETH Zürich

Chair: Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE


10:00
The university of the future: Physical vs virtual

Chair: Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE

Vivek Goel, vice-president, research and innovation, University of Toronto

Kirsti Lonka, professor of educational psychology, University of Helsinki

Marsha Lovett, associate vice-provost for teaching innovation and learning analytics, Carnegie Mellon University


11:30
Reflection and practice of higher education in an era of innovation

Bin Yang, vice-president and provost, Tsinghua University

Chair: John Gill, editor, THE


13:30
Overview of Innopolis Foundation

Sung-Kwang Yang, president, Innopolis Foundation


13:45
Industry development and skill requirements: How higher education can stay ahead

Chair: Khin Yong Lam, vice-president (research), Nanyang Technological University

Charmaine Dean, vice-president, research and international, University of Waterloo

Byoung-Hoon Kim, senior vice-president, LG Electronics

Salah Sukkarieh, director of research and innovation, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney


14:45
Fuelling knowledge transfer: How universities can take advantage of their unique culture

YS Chi, chairman, Elsevier

Chair: John Gill, editor, THE


16:00
Can universities collaborate with private industry and stay ‘neutral’ for society?

Chair: So Young Kim, head, Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy, KAIST

Guohua Chen, associate vice-president (research support), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Aqil Jamal, chief technologist, Carbon Management Research Division, Saudi Aramco

Mooyoung Jung, president, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Max Lu, president and vice-chancellor, University of Surrey


Thursday 4 April 2019

08:45
Full reveal of the THE University Impact Rankings 2019

Jeroen Baas, head of data science, Elsevier

Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE

Duncan Ross, chief data officer, THE

Laura Tucker, chief executive, Vertigo Ventures


10:45
Preparing learners to succeed in the AI age

Joseph Aoun, president, Northeastern University

Chair: John Gill, editor, THE


11:30
Lightning keynote: Seán Ó Héigeartaigh

Seán Ó Héigeartaigh, executive director, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge


11:45
Lightning keynote: Tze Yun Leong

Tze Yun Leong, director of AI technology, AI Singapore, and professor of practice of computer science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore


12:00
Lightning keynote: Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh, Scientia professor of artificial intelligence, UNSW Sydney


12:15
Debate: Who is responsible? The ethics and societal implications of artificial intelligence

Chair: Dae-Shik Kim, professor of electrical engineering, Laboratory for Brain Reverse Engineering and Imaging, KAIST

Tze Yun Leong, director of AI technology, AI Singapore, and professor of practice of computer science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore

Seán Ó Héigeartaigh, executive director, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge

Toby Walsh, Scientia professor of artificial intelligence, UNSW Sydney


14:00
Keynote: Innovation waves and industrial strategy

Anne Glover, chief executive and co-founder, Amadeus Capital Partners

Chair: John Gill, editor, THE


14:45
Universities, industry and government – collaborating for the fourth industrial revolution

Chair: Myung-Ja Kim, president, Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies

Hiroshi Komiyama, chairman, Mitsubishi Research Institute, and president emeritus, University of Tokyo

Marina Ranga, senior researcher, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, and associate professor in innovation management, University of Warsaw

Deborah Sherry, senior vice-president and chief commercial officer, GE Digital Europe, Russia and CIS

Michael Spence, vice-chancellor, University of Sydney


16:00
Closing remarks

Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE

Sung-Chul Shin, president, KAIST