en collaboration avec l’Université de Malaya
By focusing the IAU 2018 International Conference on the theme "Higher education partnerships for societal impact", the Association invites its members, the global higher education communities, and their partners to reflect on and discuss their mandate and social responsibility, while presenting different forms of partnerships adopted around the world and for what societal impact. The conference will also be a venue to discuss the challenges and obstacles related to delivering on the third mission of universities.
In the plenary sessions, keynote speakers will address and discuss the topic and frame the discussions from a conceptual perspective; the three series of breakout sessions will include examples of HE partnerships aiming for societal impact. The break-out sessions will allow for discussion and exchange among peers and hopefully inspire new partnerships around the world.
Plenary Session I: The role of higher education: a global common good ?
Chair/ Moderator: Hilligje van't Land, Secretary General, International Association of Universities (IAU)
Rita Locatelli, UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Ethics of International Cooperation, University of Bergamo, Italy
Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Malaysia
High level representative UNESCO (tbc)
Plenary Session II: Adapting to or shaping a transforming world?
Chair/ Moderator: Andrew Deeks, President, University College Dublin, Ireland, and IAU Board member
John Thwaites, Chairman, Monash Sustainable Development Institute & ClimateWorks, Australia
Outi Snellman, Vice-President Organisation, UArctic, hosted by University of Lapland, Finland
Mandla Makhanya, Vice-Chancellor, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa
Plenary Session III: Social responsibility and engagement - the way forward
Chair/ Moderator: Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Immediate Past President, International Association of Universities
Isabel Menezes, Centre for Research and Intervention in Education, University of Porto, Portugal
Henning Jensen Pennington, Rector, University of Costa Rica
Sina Meraji, Computer Science undergraduate student, University of Malaya, Malaysia