Programme Schedule

10th QS WorldClass Programme Schedule
Industry, business and higher education management and governance
29-31 March 2017, The Westin Taipei, Taiwan

Pre-Event Day – Wednesday, 29 March 2017
0930 – 1130 QS – Taipei Tech Tennis Friendlies 2017
1400 – 1645 Spa Sessions*
1400 – 1800 Visit to National Palace Museum
1800 – 2000 Welcome Dinner at Silks Palace, Taipei
Day 1 – Thursday, 30 March 2017
0830 – 0900 Registration
Setting the Scene
0900 – 0905 Introduction Dr Kevin Downing
Secretary to Council and Court
Director Institutional Research Office
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
0905 – 0910 Welcome Addresses Ms Mandy Mok
QS Asia Quacquarelli Symonds
0910 – 0925 Prof Wenlung Li
National Taipei University of Technology
0925 – 0955 Welcome Keynote Address
An evolving paradigm for connecting university, industry, city and world Prof Huey-Jen Jenny Su
CEO of The Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan (FICHET)
President of NCKU
0955 – 1035 Session 1:
Industry-University Collaboration as an Engine for Translational Research: The Case of UTM and MMC Prof Dr Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Mr Adam Saffian Ghazali
AIR Berhad (a member of MMC Group)
1035 – 1100 Morning Coffee Break
1100 – 1140 Session 2:
UAEU-MUBADALA Cooperation: A Promising Example of
University-Industry Partnership in the MENA Region
Prof Ghaleb Ali Al Hadrami Al Breiki
United Arab Emirates University
United Arab Emirates
Dr Fathi Finaish
Mubadala Development Company
United Arab Emirates
1140 – 1220 Session 3:
The SMU – Fujitsu Partnership for Urban Computing and Engineering Prof Steven Miller
Vice Provost
Singapore Management University
Mr Ryoichi Yamamura
Vice President, New Solution Business Division
Fujitsu Asia
1220 – 1330 Networking Lunch
1330 – 1400 Afternoon Keynote Address 1
The Soulware in Higher Education Prof Way Kuo
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
1400 – 1440 Session 4:
Jordan University of Science and Technology and its Transformation Program Towards Excellence Prof Omar AlJarrah
Jordan University of Science and Technology
The Jordanian National Program “Faculty-for-Factory”: The Role of Reshaping the Relationship between Universities and Industry; JUST as a Case Study. Dr Yousef Al-Abdallat
Faculty for Factory (National Program)
1440 – 1520 Session 5:
Preparing In the Gen-Y Students for 2020 Market Place thro’ Industry Institute Collaborations Dr Anand Samuel
Vice Chancellor
VIT University
Mr Ashok Ranjith
Senior Manager, Human Resources
Cognizant Technology Solutions(CTS)
1520 – 1550 Afternoon Coffee Break
1550 – 1630 Session 6:
A Strong Bridge between Taipei Tech and Taiwan Entrepreneurship Prof Chaochin Su
Dean, Office of Research and Development
National Taipei University of Technology
A Strong bridge between Mobiletron and Taipei Tech Dr Jade Hsin-Yuan Chen
Chief Technology Officer
Mobiletron Electronics Co., LTD.
1630 – 1700 Afternoon Keynote Address 2
A Foundation for Understanding University-Industry Collaboration, Particularly in Asia Dr Fred Philips
Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean
College of Management
Yuan Ze University
1700 – 1800 Panel Discussion
1830 – 2115 Spa Sessions*
Day 2 – Friday, 31 March 2017
0830 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 0930 Morning Keynote Address
City Science Lab, A Cooperation between MIT, Taipei Tech and Other Universities Prof Kent Larson
Principal Research Scientist
MIT Media Lab
United States of America
0930 – 1010 Session 7
Industry and Higher Education partnering to foster and build the nation – Case of BINUS University and PT Bank Central Asia (BCA) Mr Bernard Gunawan
Bina Nusantara Group (Binus University)
Industry- University Collaboration to Enhance Student Work-Readiness Ms Lena Setiawati
Executive Vice President – Learning & Development Division
PT Bank Central Asia Tbk
1010 – 1050 Session 8:
The University-Industry Collaboration Empowering UNITEN: The Case of TNB, the Leading Asian Power Utility Supporting Its Education Hub Dato’ Prof Ir Dr Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha
Vice Chancellor
Universiti Tenaga Nasional
Mr Nazmi Othman
Chief Investment Management Officer
Tenaga Nasional Berhad
1050 – 1110 Morning Coffee Break
1110 – 1150 Session 9:
Collaborating with Industry in Age of Data Science Prof Houmin Yan
Dean, College of Business
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong’s Industry Partner
1150 – 1230 Panel Discussion
1230 – 1245 Presentation of 11th QS WorldClass 2018
United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
Prof Ghaleb Ali Al Hadrami Al Breiki
United Arab Emirates University
United Arab Emirates
1245 – 1300 Closing Remarks
1300 – 1400 Closing Lunch
1410 Meet at Hotel Lobby
1415 – 1730 Campus Tour
1830 – 1945 Spa Sessions*

*Please be advised to book early to secure your spa session as there are limited slots available.
The organiser does not guarantee the availability of the spa session. It is based on first-come-first-served.

Please note that this programme is tentative and subjected to changes.

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