EURASIAN HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS’ FORUM 2018
Innovating Higher Education in the Age of Disruption

7 June - 8 June, Astana, Kazakhstan


VII annual Eurasian Higher Education Leaders’ Forum will take place on June 7-8, 2018 at Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan).

The Forum aims to bring together education stakeholders to share their ideas and engage in lively debates on issues that higher education leaders are facing worldwide.

This year, we have come up with a series of interesting sessions geared to the theme of “Innovating Higher Education in the Age of Disruption”.

Registration

Forum Grand Opening Ceremony

Plenary Session 1


Moderator:

Shigeo Katsu, President, Nazarbayev University


Keynote Speaker:

Laura Poole-Warren, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Training) and the Dean of Graduate Research, University of New South Wales (UNSW) (Sydney, Australia)

Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert

Jochen Berbner, Partner, McKinsey & Company Kazakhstan

Stavros Yiannouka, Chief Executive Officer, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) (Doha, Qatar)

Lunch Break & Networking (blind dating/matching)

Poster Session at the Upper Atrium

Plenary Session 2


Moderator:

Loretta O’Donnell, Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Vassilios Tourassis, Dean, School of Science and Technology, Nazarbayev University

Dr. Aida Sagintayeva, Dean, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education

Dr. Charles Surya, Dean, School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University

Dr. Patrick Duparcq, Dean, Graduate School of Business, Nazarbayev University

Dr. Hui Weng Tat, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University

Coffee Break & Networking

Plenary Session 3

Gala Dinner

Breakout session 1


Moderator:

Benjamin W. Wah, Provost and Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)


Keynote Speaker:

YU Shijie, Deputy Director, Ministry of Education Research Center for Online Education (Beijing, China), Director, Tsinghua MOOC, Tsinghua University

Breakout session 2


Moderator:

Isak Froumin, Academic Supervisor, Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics


Panelist:

Andrew Wachtel, Rector, Narxoz University (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Stavros Yiannouka, Chief Executive Officer, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) (Doha, Qatar)

Loretta O’Donnell, Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Dr. Daniel Pugh, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University

Coffee Break & Lunch

Plenary Session 5


Moderator:

Ilesanmi Adesida, Provost, Nazarbayev University


Keynote Speaker:

Charles F. Zukoski, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of New York in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY, USA)

Isak Froumin, Academic Supervisor, Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics

Annie Lo, Senior Vice President and Chief Officer in Asia Pacific, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) (Singapore)

Plenary Session 6


Moderator:

Shigeo Katsu, President, Nazarbayev University


Keynote Speaker:

Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert

Benjamin W. Wah, Provost and Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Liliana Biglou, Education and Social Impact Consultant