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With countries worldwide competing to build knowledge economies how can policymakers and institution leaders collaborate to support that vision? Economic strength depends on high tech manufacturing and international trade, with a knowledge economy based on high-quality research, and a steady flow of highly-trained graduates. This session will explore how national strategy can support research and technology innovation and growth.
- How can we mainstream technology within education to support delivery of world leading research?
- Do national frameworks help or hinder the development of innovative, world leading research? How can policymakers ensure that national and cross-border strategies are achievable and how can they support the development of appropriate systems and frameworks?
- What role does industry play? How can the commercialisation of research be improved?
- With an ever increasing pressure on physical space how can technology improve research collaboration between nations?
- For countries with a less developed infrastructure facing a rapid growth in student numbers how can national frameworks support a fast changing education implementation/delivery model?
- Examples of national level policy projects that affect institutions
- Key challenges that governments face in designing effective strategies alongside the challenges faced by institutions in responding to those strategies
Prof. Brian Cantor, Vice Chancellor, University of Bradford, UK
Mrs. Sonia Dubourg-Lavroff, French Ministry of Higher Education and research and Unesco France
Prof. Muhammad Akaro Mainoma, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
Prof. Kevin Hall, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle, Australia
Prof. Bailian Li, Vice-Provost for International Affairs, NC State University, USA
Regina Brautlacht, Senior Lecturer in English and Business Communication | Presidential Commissioner | Advisor for Global Digital Learning, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany
Waldenor Moraes, Director International Affairs, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia – MEC, Brazil.