“Our major challenges as a world community – global warming, sustainable energy, plastic waste, infectious disease, terrorism – these know no national boundaries. We can meet them and defeat them only by working together. Universities have always drawn ideas from far and wide and they have always had an impact through their physical presence and through the activities of their alumni within their local context and their international context.“ Professor Dame Janet Beer, a Trustee of the British Council and President of Universities UK, the body representing UK universities.
The conference took place 2-4 May 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was attended by over 1000 delegates (leaders in higher education, business and government) from around the world.
Some 61 countries were represented by delegates, including vice-chancellors, pro vice-chancellors, and government ministers.