Official programme

10:00 - 14:00

Pre-summit sessions, sponsored by Elsevier


Elsevier

Universities and leadership in an AI driven world

These pre-summit sessions, sponsored by Elsevier, with examine how digitalisation, data science and artificial intelligence are radically changing the world in which we live.
  •  How do we ensure an inclusive society in the age of AI? What will be the future workplace for current students?
  •  How does the AI driven world change university work, from the researcher to the management level?
  •  What does this transformation mean for universities, for the leadership that must guide how universities educate, and for how universities themselves transform using digital technologies?
10:00 - 10:30

Registration and welcome refreshments

Location: Orchid Room LL2, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
10:30 - 10:50

Keynote: How the next 10 years could look, and implications for academic leadership

Location: Orchid Room LL2, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
To gain insights into plausible futures of research 10 years from now, Elsevier, in collaboration with Ipsos Mori, conducted a foresight study – Research Futures. Will we see a braver open science world? What will the role of big tech companies be in driving research and how will the ascendance of Asia affect the research future? Technologies, data and artificial intelligence will play a key role in all of these – what does this imply for universities in terms of education, research and strategic leadership?
Speakers
10:50 - 11:10

Keynote: Universities' role in transforming into an AI era

Location: Orchid Room LL2, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
The historical wave of AI is rapidly sweeping across the world, transforming human society. What is the role of the university in this transformation? On the one hand, the university has to adapt itself to AI development by making a paradigm shift in terms of what to teach/learn and how to teach/learn; on the other hand, the university must guide AI in a direction that is for the good of the people and the environment, by educating a new generation who can responsibly interact with AI and, through innovative research, solve the scientific, technical and social problems associated with AI development.
Speakers
11:10 - 13:00

Panel discussion

Location: Orchid Room LL2, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
Chair
Speakers
13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

Location: Orchid Room LL2, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
13:15 - 13:15

Start of the THE Leadership & Management Summit


Leadership logo
13:15 - 13:15

Transport from Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel to City University of Hong Kong

13:45 - 18:30

Registration for the summit

Location: 3/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, CityU
14:00 - 15:00

THE Hiring Solutions workshop: Impact of leadership on recruitment capabilities

Location: Multipurpose room A, CityU
Speakers
14:00 - 15:00

THE Branding Solutions workshop: Effective communication strategies to enhance research awareness and reputation

Location: Multipurpose room C, CityU
Speakers
14:00 - 15:00

An introduction to THE Finance: providing HE financial data globally

Location: Eminence Galaxy, CityU
Speakers
14:15 - 14:15

Transport from Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel to City University of Hong Kong

15:00 - 16:30

Campus tours

During the campus tour delegates will visit:
  •  CLP Power Low Carbon Energy Education Centre (more info here)
  •  Inter-University 3D Atom Probe Tomography Unit (APTU) (more info here)
  •  Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (CMC) (more info here)
15:45 - 15:45

Transport from Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel to City University of Hong Kong

Location: Eminence Galaxy, CityU
16:45 - 18:15

THE data masterclass: full reveal of the THE World Reputation Rankings 2019

Location: Eminence Galaxy, CityU
Join us for the exclusive reveal of the World Reputation Rankings 2019 and find out who the top universities with the best reputations are, as determined by academics around the world. The analysis will look at the data behind the world’s largest invitation-only survey of senior scholars, providing an unparalleled insight into the world’s leading university brands and into the shifting global reputation of universities.
Speakers
17:45 - 17:45

Transport from Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel to City University of Hong Kong

Location: Eminence Galaxy, CityU
18:15 - 19:45

Welcome reception

Location: 19/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, CityU
Includes an optional 15-minute tour of the CityU Exhibition Gallery.
19:45 - 19:45

Transport from City University of Hong Kong to Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel

08:00 - 08:00

Transport from Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel to City University of Hong Kong

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and welcome refreshments

Registration: 3/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
Refeshments:  Foyer, 5/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
09:00 - 09:20

Opening remarks

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
Speakers
09:20 - 12:30

SUB-THEME: LEADING UNIVERSITIES TO GREATNESS: THE FUTURE OF GOVERNANCE

In this opening session, we will start to address the question: “What does it mean, and what does it take, to be a high-performing institution?” By looking at the relevant measures and comparative practice examples from industry and government, we hope to challenge current conceptions of successful management models. Changes in attitude towards university leadership, governance, accountability and autonomy are already creating fractures on an international level within institutions themselves. Is cultural outlook always going to have the final say on how university leaders manage their systems and processes? Is it right that leaders are appointed rather than elected?
09:20 - 10:00

Defining transformative leadership

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
Transformative leadership requires collective action for universities to meet the grand challenges of the 21st century. But do universities need to transform themselves before they can ignite transformative leadership and social change?
Chair
Speakers
10:00 - 10:30

Networking refreshments

Location: Foyer, 5/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, CityU
10:30 - 11:30

How are leaders chosen?

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
Strong and effective leadership is vital for institutional success. In this session, we will challenge the current practice of university leadership roles and highlight the key ingredients needed in an effective university leader.
Chair
Speakers
11:30 - 12:30

Global trends in university governance

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
As universities continue to evolve and adapt, so must the way they are governed. Here we will discuss the challenges, opportunities and risks that arise from changes in delivering new curricula, courses and business models through shared governance.
Chair
Speakers
12:30 - 13:45

Networking lunch

Location: Foyer, 5/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, CityU
13:45 - 17:15

SUB-THEME: MANAGING YOUR UNIVERSITY FOR SUCCESS

Are some universities better managed than others? Good management can increase productivity in both the public and private sectors, but do universities have the right tools in place to make sure this happens? Universities are people-dominated organisations and need to ensure that measures are established to recruit, support and retain talent to increase their chances of thriving.
13:45 - 14:30

Talent development for the future

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
To succeed, universities need to nurture their workforce and in-house talent. How can universities encourage excellence among their staff to be certain that they achieve their goals and produce a generation of skilled workers for society?
Chair
Speakers
14:30 - 15:30

Can academics manage themselves?

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
Universities are complex institutions that need effective management, but they are also knowledge-based organisations that should allow their academics creative freedom to think. Should universities replicate the private sector when it comes to management, or will this always lead to the stifling of creativity and risk taking when it comes to research excellence?
Chair
Speakers
15:30 - 16:00

Networking break

Location: Foyer, 5/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, CityU
16:00 - 16:10

The Ghent Model: A new career and evaluation model of professorial staff at Ghent University

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
Speakers
16:10 - 16:20

Recruiting for equity and growing our own timber

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
Speakers
16:20 - 16:30

Bringing balance in ways of rewarding and acknowledging our academics

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
Speakers
16:30 - 16:40

Universities have talents - how to nurture them

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
Speakers
16:40 - 17:20

Redefining talent for universities in the 21st century

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
To maintain a university’s vision to be a world-class institution, measures must be put in place to recruit, retain and develop academic talent. With considerable global competition, how can universities ensure that they can accommodate the right talent for their institution?
Chair
Speakers
17:25 - 17:25

Transport from City University of Hong Kong to Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel

19:00 - 22:00

Gala dinner

Location: Ballroom, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
07:15 - 08:15

Breakfast session: Analysis of the THE University Impact Rankings

Location: Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
Join us for the launch of the official publication of the THE University Impact Rankings – the world’s first rankings to measure universities’ social and economic impact, based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The inaugural impact rankings – released online in April 2019 – shook up the world of university rankings; they recognise excellence in higher education not through traditional metrics such as research and prestige, but through an innovative range of performance indicators, looking at a university’s stewardship of its resources, its outreach and its research in specific fields relating to the SDGs. The session will provide an inside analysis of the results of the inaugural rankings, and the THE team will share their thinking about the next steps for this pioneering new initiative, with an opportunity for delegates to consult on the future iterations of the rankings.
Speakers
08:20 - 08:20

Transport from Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel to City University of Hong Kong

09:00 - 09:05

Opening remarks

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
Speakers
09:05 - 11:15

SUB-THEME: FINANCING THE FUTURE UNIVERSITY - CHANGES ON THE HORIZON

How will universities need to modernise their financial model to stay adaptive and responsive to future challenges? This session will identify some of the key issues that lie ahead for the higher education sector such as the rise and fall in the student population, industry needs, government spending and policy shifts. How can university leaders ensure their funding model is adaptive and responsive to change, in order to stay sustainable amid unforeseen circumstances?
09:05 - 09:45

Higher education financing: getting student loans right

Chair
Speakers
09:45 - 10:15

Networking refreshments

Location: Foyer, 5/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, CityU
10:15 - 11:15

Finding and keeping a sustainable funding model

Increased demand for countries to participate in the knowledge economy has led to a need for greater investment in tertiary education. How can universities rein in budgets, unite and streamline departmental processes, and dramatically improve operational efficiency?
Chair
Speakers
11:15 - 15:45

SUB-THEME: ENGAGEMENT TO ADVANCE YOUR INSTITUTION

In addition to being adaptive and resourceful in times of change, universities today are required to evolve and innovate ahead of future trends to deliver quality teaching and academic excellence. How can institutions engage and mobilise their stakeholders to effectively support them in reaching their goals, and beyond this, create real and lasting societal impact?
We will hear from leaders in industry, higher education and civil society who have all remodelled their systems, including branding, fundraising, human resources and performance management, to achieve more for their institution and guarantee success in the future.
11:15 - 12:00

The McMaster story: harnessing the transformative power of philanthropy

With increasing costs and financial demands on higher education, there is growing pressure for universities to raise funds for institutional support. So, how can universities better nurture their climate for advancement?
Chair
Speakers
12:00 - 13:15

Networking lunch

Location: Foyer, 5/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, CityU
13:15 - 14:15

Engaging stakeholders for the next era of challenges

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
Engagement between universities and all facets of society is increasingly valued to create mutual benefit and effect change for those most in need. How can universities mobilise their stakeholders to achieve more for those that directly benefit from the services they provide?
Chair
Speakers
14:15 - 14:45

Networking break

Location: Foyer, 5/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, CityU
14:45 - 15:45

Rethinking reputation: What does it mean to be a good university in the 21st century?

Location: 5/F Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, Lau Ming Wai
The launch of the latest World Reputation Rankings carries with it a myriad of excitement, anticipation and debate for universities globally. In this live panel debate our speakers will be answering the questions you have chosen and challenging the audience to rethink what reputation means to their institution today.
Chair
Speakers
15:45 - 16:00

Closing remarks

Speakers
16:15 - 16:15

Transport from City University of Hong Kong to Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel