Official programme

08:40 - 09:20

Transport from Lotte City Hotel Daejeon to KAIST

09:00 - 18:00

Registration

Location: Lobby, Academic Cultural Complex
10:00 - 12:00

THE data masterclass

Location: Yang Seung Taek, Academic Cultural Complex
The THE University Impact Rankings - reflections on the methodology
This year, more than 500 institutions from 75 countries across six continents submitted data as founding contributors to the new THE University Impact Rankings – the first ranking to measure global universities’ success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This ranking will include metrics based on 11 of the 17 SDGs. In this session, leaders of the impact rankings project will answer questions, reveal for the first time their insights from the data collection phase, what they hope the new ranking will achieve, and how they are considering adapting the methodology for future years. The ranking results will be exclusively revealed at the summit on 3 April and published globally on 4 April.
Speakers
12:00 - 13:00

Networking lunch

Location: Sky Lounge, Academic Cultural Complex
13:00 - 14:30

Campus tour

14:45 - 16:15

THE artificial intelligence survey – results and workshop

Location: Yang Seung Taek, Academic Cultural Complex
THE is conducting a major global survey of the views of university leadership and computer scientists to better understand the higher education sector’s readiness for the rise of artificial intelligence, and how it will impact teaching and research. This exclusive workshop will reveal the data and trends from the survey, and enable participants to share their strategies for how universities must position themselves at the dawn of the so-called fourth industrial revolution.
Chair
Speakers
16:15 - 16:15

Transport from KAIST campus to Lotte City Hotel Daejeon

17:30 - 17:30

Transport from Lotte City Hotel Daejeon to Hankook Tire Technodome

18:00 - 20:30

Welcome reception and dinner

Location: Hankook Tire Technodome
Speakers
20:30 - 20:30

Transport from Hankook Tire Technodome to Lotte City Hotel Daejeon

07:15 - 08:15

THE Hiring Solutions breakfast

Location: Crystal ballroom, Lotte City Hotel Daejeon
International academic recruitment strategy - why is it more necessary than ever in the fourth industrial revolution?
In this age of digital revolution, our lives are likely to be transformed in ways we have yet to imagine. How can universities strengthen their internationalisation and collaboration strategies to increase the value of their research and teaching – the core values of any university in the 21st century?
Speakers
08:15 - 08:15

Transport from Lotte City Hotel Daejeon to KAIST campus

08:30 - 08:45

Registration and welcome refreshments

Location: Sky Lounge, Academic Cultural Complex
08:45 - 09:15

Opening remarks

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Speakers
09:15 - 14:30

INNOVATION IN EDUCATION

Explore how research universities will survive, remain relevant and prosper in a society that will demand lifelong learning and greater access to higher education, and find out how they will operate in a hyper-connected environment. What are the most effective new models of learning that universities could offer? If curricula are being reorientated to harness technology and suit the needs of digital learners, what is the learning gain that can be offered by an on-campus experience in a traditional three- or four-year academic calendar? Will digital platforms become more important than the universities that use them? What skills will the teachers of tomorrow need? Does a hyper-connected learning environment stifle individual growth and discovery? As the fourth industrial revolution develops, and artificial intelligence advances at a greater pace, what does human “talent” look like for university educators, and equally for recruiters for companies involved in pioneering technologies?
09:15 - 10:00

Higher education - coping with the knowledge inflation and preparing for success

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Chair
Speakers
10:00 - 11:00

The university of the future: physical vs virtual

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Chair
Speakers
11:00 - 11:30

Networking refreshments

Location: Sky Lounge, Academic Cultural Complex
11:30 - 12:15

Reflection and practice of Higher Education in an era of innovation

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Chair
Speakers
12:15 - 13:30

Networking lunch

Location: Sky Lounge, Academic Cultural Complex
12:30 - 13:20

THE Branding Solutions lunchtime workshop

Location: Yang Seung Taek, Academic Cultural Complex
Leveraging innovation to grow global profile
Brand and reputation are, in many ways, the global currency of higher education. This session will examine best practice in how universities are effectively communicating their impactful research, to build awareness around their brands and advance their reputations.
Speakers
13:30 - 13:45

Overview of Daedeok Technopolis

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Speakers
13:45 - 14:45

Industry development and skill requirements: How higher education can stay ahead

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Chair
Speakers
14:45 - 17:15

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP - THE RESPONSIBILITY OF UNIVERSITIES

Universities have always conducted fundamental research that has transformed societies. However, in an age of hyper-connectedness, the impact of research can be greater and the risks of unintended consequences more immediate. There has also been a global decline in privately funded fundamental research, as competition between companies counters the spirit of publicly funded open science. This session will explore how universities’ fundamental research is supported within different business models and how things may shift again in response to the “techlash” that some believe is under way. How can universities use their wider expertise to consider the social impact of their innovations? Is it possible for universities to be “socially neutral” in their research impact, and should they aim to be? What methods are there to effectively evaluate that impact within a generation? This session will act as a preview to the inaugural THE Global University Impact Rankings, to be published this evening.
14:45 - 15:30

Fuelling knowledge transfer: how universities can take advantage of their unique culture

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Chair
Speakers
15:30 - 16:00

Networking refreshments

Location: Sky Lounge, Academic Cultural Complex
16:00 - 17:15

Can universities collaborate with private industry and stay 'neutral' for society?

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Chair
Speakers
17:20 - 17:20

Transport from KAIST campus to Lotte City Hotel Daejeon

19:00 - 19:30

Drinks reception

Location: Daejeon Convention Centre
19:30 - 21:00

Welcome remarks and gala dinner

Location: Daejeon Convention Centre
Speakers
21:00 - 21:30

Exclusive global launch of the inaugural THE University Impact Rankings 2019

The top 10 global institutions and regional highlights will be celebrated for the very first time in an analysis that will change our understanding of university impact.
Speakers
22:00 - 23:00

Chimaek time!

A friendly, networking social event with Korean-style chicken and beer for all summit participants who are interested in casual discussion and collaboration. ("Chi" from chicken, and "maek" from maekju meaning beer in Korean).
22:30 - 00:00

Transport from Daejeon Convention Center to Lotte City Hotel

08:00 - 08:00

Transport from Lotte City Hotel Daejeon to KAIST campus

08:30 - 08:45

Welcome refreshments

Location: Sky Lounge, Academic Cultural Complex
08:45 - 10:15

Full reveal of the THE University Impact Rankings

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
This session will reveal the full results of the new ranking of more than 500 universities, and enable delegates to identify key trends, understand the conditions that support strong impact, and question how the data can better inform their future research strategies and management decisions.
Speakers
10:15 - 10:45

Networking refreshments

Location: Sky Lounge, Academic Cultural Complex
10:45 - 13:30

THE CULTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

This session will bring together four of the world’s leading thinkers on the impact of artificial intelligence to discuss – with significant audience participation – whether it is possible for an inorganic artificial intelligence to have a distinct culture, and whether that can or should reflect the culture we have, or the culture we desire.

It will develop further some of the discussions planned for the THE  Emerging Economies Summit 2019 that will examine if machine learning will expand or bridge existing global inequalities. This session will ask university leaders if existing institutional networks and governance structures are adequate for understanding, measuring and controlling the impact of AI globally. And, if AI is creating a new field of competition in the race for global influence between established super-power nations, what will be the cultural impact of that race?

Is AI an extension of the emerging “Asian” 21st century, or does AI present an alternative social paradigm that we might enter into? Is AI “colour blind”, can human diversity and exceptionalism be encouraged and protected by AI, or are minorities facing a grave existential threat? Finally, we hope to create a definition of “low-hanging fruit” in relation to global challenges that AI can or should be focused upon to improve society in relation to the sustainable development goals.
10:45 - 11:30

Preparing learners to succeed in the age of AI

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Today, nearly every conversation about the future of work and the modern economy is dominated by the spectre of robotics and intelligent machines. Several studies forecast that up to half of the jobs we know today will disappear over the next 20 years and countless new jobs will be created.
In his new book, Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Joseph Aoun confronts head-on the need for colleges and universities to meet the challenge – and indeed the opportunity – presented by smart machines.
Dr Aoun, president of Northeastern University, will discuss his blueprint for higher education featuring three primary components: a new curriculum for the AI age; the case for experiential learning, which is the ideal delivery system for this new curriculum; and a clarion call for higher education to place lifelong learning at the heart of the educational enterprise.
Chair
Speakers
11:30 - 11:45

Lightning keynote 1

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Speakers
11:45 - 12:00

Lightning keynote 2

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Speakers
12:00 - 12:15

Lightning keynote 3

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Speakers
12:15 - 12:45

Who is responsible? The ethics and societal implications of Artificial Intelligence

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Chair
Speakers
12:45 - 14:00

Networking lunch

Location: Sky Lounge, Academic Cultural Complex
13:00 - 13:50

Lunchtime talk: Hyper-university with students as key players for a platinum society

Location: Yang Seung Taek, Academic Cultural Complex
Speakers
14:00 - 16:30

TRIPLEHELIX OF INNOVATION: UNIVERSITY, INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT

The three megatrends of hyper-connectedness, super intelligence and the convergence of cyber, physical and biological systems will cause exponential change in our society and workplaces in coming years. This session will advance previous discussions on “How  universities can lead the fourth industrial revolution” and a THE data masterclass will reveal the data that demonstrate university impact in relation to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Discussions will follow on how the pace of scientific and market innovations that tech companies are now producing may be surpassing the ability of national governments and regulatory frameworks to keep up. How can university-industry partnerships be redesigned to create a more dynamic knowledge and talent transfer ecosystem? Where can governments act and intervene to secure a greater public-good benefit to public research funding? We will explore how new models of innovation could create a more positive impact, with regard to encouraging diversity of thought and wider participation among disadvantaged minority groups.
14:00 - 14:45

Innovation waves and industrial strategy

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Chair
Speakers
14:45 - 16:00

Universities, industry and government collaborating for the 4th industrial revolution

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Speakers
16:00 - 16:15

Closing remarks

Location: Chung Kun Mo Hall, Academic Cultural Complex
Speakers
16:15 - 16:15

Transport from KAIST campus to Lotte City Hotel Daejeon