Fulfilling our potential: developing the knowledge economy for the MENA region

19 March 2018

 

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Monday 19 March 2018

11:30
Opening remarks

His Excellency Abdulrahman Bin Mohammed Al-asami, deputy minister of education of Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman Al-Youbi, president, King Abdulaziz University

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education


12:00
Keynote: What makes a university global?

Michael Arthur, president and provost, University College London


13:45
Global partnerships for success: how to forge successful international collaborations

Adnan Zahed, secretary general of the university international advisory board, King Abdulaziz University

Christopher Cripps, director of international affairs, PSL University, Paris Sciences & Lettres

Chun Lu, vice-president for international affairs, Southern University of Science and Technology

Alicia Wise, senior vice-president, global strategic networks, Elsevier


15:15
English medium of instruction: how significant is EMI as a tool for HE expansion and excellence?

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education

Alia Aldahlawi, member of the Sura Council and associate professor of immunology/microbiology, King Abdulaziz University

Michele Gazzola, research fellow and author, Humboldt University of Berlin

Chris Rawlings, regional director, Middle East and North Africa, British Council

Marie-Betsy Sayegh Akl, director, Edinburgh Business School Arab World


Tuesday 20 March 2018

09:45
Keynote: Fostering research for the 21st century

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor, University of Waterloo


11:15
Delivering a successful research strategy

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education

Areej Al-Asseri, provost, Dar Al-Hekma University

Umran Ínan, president, Koç University

Sang Hyuk Son, president, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology

Bin Yang, vice-president and provost, Tsinghua University


13:45
Reversing the brain drain: strategies for recruitment and talent management

Ahlam Hassan, president assistant for quality assurance, Ahlia University

Haifa Jamal Al-Lail, president, Effat University

Jaroslav Miller, rector, Palacký University

Franco Vigliotti, dean, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Middle East

Charles F. Zukoski, provost and executive vice-president for academic affairs, University at Buffalo – The State University of New York


15:30
Employers, universities and government working together to close the skills gap

Osama Tayeb, president emeritus, King Abdulaziz University 

Mamdouh Najjar, vice-president and national technology officer, Microsoft Arabia

Suhair Hassan Al-Qurashi, president, Dar Al-Hekma University

Cynthia Wilbanks, vice-president for government relations, University of Michigan


Wednesday 21 March 2018

09:45
Full reveal of the Times Higher Education Arab World University Rankings

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education

M’hamed El Aisati, vice-president, project management, funding and content analytics, Elsevier

Nicki Horseman, lead higher education analyst, Times Higher Education


11:30
Keynote: Decision support at the University of Pennsylvania

Stacey Lopez, associate vice-president for institutional research and analysis, University of Pennsylvania


12:15
The significance of rankings: Uses and abuses, key performance indicators and university governance

Stacey Lopez, associate vice-president for institutional research and analysis, University of Pennsylvania

Victor Koksharov, rector, Ural Federal University

Mark Smith, vice-chancellor, Lancaster University

Euiho Suh, associate vice-president and chair of Korean Rankings Advisory Committee, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology

Angelina Yuen, vice-president (student and global affairs), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


13:15
Closing remarks

Abdulrahman Al-Youbi, president, King Abdulaziz University

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education