Connecting Asia, reaching West

30 April - 2 May 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE

What is the THE  Asia Universities Summit?


The Times Higher Education Asia Universities Summit took place from 30 April-2 May 2019 in Abu Dhabi. The summit united leaders of Asia’s best institutions with industry executives, policymakers and star researchers for three days of debate and discussion that addressed challenges and framed the agenda for group, highlighting the importance of inter-Asian partnerships as the vital networks of our era.

Building on the success of this year’s summit, THE are delighted to be partnering with Fujita Health University – one of Japan’s leading medical universities, renowned for its expertise in rehabilitative and regenerative medicine.

The 2020 Asia Universities Summit will discover how the spirit of innovation continues today in research, education and collaborations with industry, and how it has been strengthened by scholars and students increasingly crossing national and disciplinary boundaries, as well as building links between industry and academia.

Read more and register now for the Asia Universities Summit 2020. 

Our speakers


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Sarah Al Amiri
Minister of state for advanced sciences
Ministry of Cabinet Affairs & The Future, UAE
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Habiba Alsafar
Director
Khalifa University Centre for Biotechnology
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Ahlam Hassan
President assistant for quality assurance and planning
Ahlia University
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Sabrina Lin
Vice-president of institutional advancement
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Guaning Su
President emeritus
Nanyang Technological University
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Paul Wellings
Vice-chancellor
University of Wollongong
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Masahiro Yamaguchi
Vice-president
Tohoku University
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Bin Yang
Vice-president and provost
Tsinghua University
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Jungsung Yeo
Vice-president of planning
Seoul National University
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Vidya Yeravdekar
Pro chancellor
Symbiosis International University
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The most extraordinary concentration of wisdom, expertise and top contacts in higher education today. Jesús Seade, associate vice-president for global affairs, Chinese University of Hong Kong

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These gatherings offer a wonderful space for university leaders to discuss current issues in higher education and to share our insights with one another. Global partnerships and collaboration with peer institutions is critical to supporting innovative research and opportunities for our students. Ana Mari Cauce, president, University of Washington

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A multilingual and multicultural experience. Education, research and teaching expertise spanning various research fields and geographies. Pitambar Gautam, associate professor, Hokkaido University



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