Due to the continuing health concerns associated with the coronavirus outbreak, THE has taken the difficult decision to postpone the Teaching Excellence Summit due to take place at Nankai University in Tianjin on 25-27 March. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. THE is monitoring the ongoing situation carefully and has announced that it plans for the summit to take place on 22-24 September 2020 instead. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com. We send our best wishes to all of our friends and colleagues in China.
What is the THE Teaching Excellence Summit?
Hosted by the editors of Times Higher Education, the global authority on university excellence, the Teaching Excellence Summit covers two full days of interviews, debates and discussions, and networking events including a gala dinner, drinks reception, lunches and social events.
As well as groundbreaking research that helps to answer society’s grand challenges, universities have a fundamental mission to teach and share knowledge. They are society’sdrivers of intellectual and cultural growth, providing life–changing access to higher education for many. In order to raise higher education teaching standards in China and beyond, this summit will explore the latest innovative methods and best teaching practices from around the globe.
Phil Baty is a leading international authority on university performance and strategy, with more than 22 years of experience in global higher education, including a decade as editor of the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings and its derivative analyses. He is an award-winning journalist, a sought-after speaker and commentator, and the creator of the THE World Academic Summits.
Professor Cao’s research focuses on innate immunity and inflammation, tumour immunology and immunotherapy. Academy memberships include the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the US National Academy of Medicine, among others. He is secretary-general and a past-president of the Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania, secretary-general and a past-president of the Chinese Society for Immunology, president of the Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering, and chair of China Union of Life Science Societies of the China Association for Science and Technology.
Emma Deraze is a data scientist at Times Higher Education where she works on the teaching rankings, including the THE/WSJ US College Rankings and the Japan University Rankings. She is involved in the analysis and processing of the data used in those rankings as well as development of the various methodologies.
Professor Jacobs has led UNSW Sydney since 2015 and been chair of the Group of Eight universities since February 2018. Prior to this, he was vice-president of the University of Manchester for four years. For 30 years, he has led a research team working on the early detection and risk prediction of cancer with a focus on screening for ovarian cancer. Among other roles, he is an honorary senior principal research fellow of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and board member of Research Australia.
In his current role since 2009, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli fulfilled the same role at Heriot-Watt University from 2007-09. He is chair of the Russell Group of UK universities, and of the Scottish Government’s Standing Council on Europe, a non-political group that provides expert advice to Scottish ministers on protecting Scotland’s relationship with the EU. He also chairs the Commission on Economic Growth for the Glasgow City Region and is a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisers. His research interests are monetary economics, central bank independence, fiscal policy, international finance and macroeconomics.
A summit that brings the leaders of higher education under one roof with active discussions and networking towards a better future.
There is no other event with so many top representatives of world-class universities in once place.
University of Maribor
This is one of the most intellectually stimulating conferences I have been to in a long time. The Times Higher Education summit is creating a vehicle for governance-like discussion.
There is wide acceptance of the prediction that robots will replace millions of human workers over the next decade. Stronger ties between educators and companies will be essential if humans are to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution, says Adenekan Dedeke.
Academics’ decisions about the texts that feature in modules and courses shape what students learn and how they understand their subject. Columbia University project reveals which texts are set most often on university courses around the world.
It is commonly agreed that automation will take over large numbers of existing jobs over the next generation, requiring humans to train and retrain for new but different roles. Artificial intelligence may be threatening employment but it could also be key to helping humans find alternative jobs, argues Shigeru Miyagawa.