Global innovation networks: the anatomy of change

Monday 01 June 2015 -
09:00 to 10:15
Session 1.7. Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.

With universities under increasing pressure to compete for a position in global league tables and operate in a volatile and austere funding climate, what is the place for global university networks? 

Representatives from four networks will explore the rationale for their work, the ‘theories of change’ that underpin how they approach innovation, and how they evidence the impact of their activity.  What is the role of such networks in the rapidly evolving global HE system, and how can they be managed in ways which balance ’self-interest’ with the ‘common good’?

Joyce Achampong
Director of External Engagement, Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK

Joyce Achampong is Director of External Engagement at the Association of Commonwealth Universities and is responsible for member engagement, communications and the delivery of the organisation's external relations strategy. Session 1.7

Joyce Achampong

Professor John Hearn
Executive Director, The Worldwide Universities Network, UK

John Hearn is Executive Director of the Worldwide Universities Network, Chairman of the Australia Africa Universities Network, and Professor of Physiology at the University of Sydney Medical School. He is an adviser to the British Council, Australian Government, WHO and OECD. His teaching and research is in regenerative medicine and stem cell science, and in the reform of global higher education. Session 1.7

Professor John Hearn

Paul Manners
Director, National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, UK

Paul Manners is Associate Professor in Public Engagement at the University of the West of England and Director of the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement. The NCCPE's role is to help to coordinate public engagement practice and to support innovation and strategic change in the university sector. Session 1.7 Session P.3

Hilligje van 't Land
Director - Membership and Programme Development, International Association of Universities (IAU), France

Hilligje van’t Land taught at Universities in NL, Canada and France. At IAU she is in charge of IAU Membership and Programme Development. She publishes on issues relating to HE, is Editor of IAU Horizons, works on the organization of IAU Conferences and runs projects on Higher Education and Sustainable Development and on Doctoral Education in Africa. She sits on various working groups and expert teams including UNESCO, The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Council of Europe. Session 1.7

Hilligje van 't Land