Session 1

26 March 2018, Monday, 1600 - 1730hrs

Please note that sessions are subject to change.

26 March 2018, Monday, 1600-1730hrs







Room 1


(1600-1645hrs) Countering Unpredictability: Preparing Students for an Uncertain Future

  • Speakers: 
    Professor Andrew WEE
    Vice President (University & Global Relations)
    National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Professor Norimasa MORITA
    Vice President for International Affairs
    Waseda University, Japan

    Professor John KAO
    Vice President & Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global)
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
     March 2018, Day

(1645-1730hrs) Sustainable Cooperation: Building a Partnership Network through Niche Academic Programs

  • Speakers:
    Mr Michael WILHEM
    Associate Vice Chancellor
    University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA

    Ms Katrena HENDERSON
    Assistant Director of Education Abroad
    University of North Carolina, USA









Room 2

(1600-1645hrs) Supporting International Student Employability: Coordination Across Government in Australia

  • Speakers:
    Mr Peter MACKEY
    Director, International Trade
    NSW Department of Industry, Australia

    Ms Rebecca HALL
    Executive Director
    International Education and Training, Trade and Investment Queensland, Australia

    Ms Karyn KENT
    Study Adelaide, Australia


(1645-1730hrs) How Producing a Student Journal Boosted Academic Achievement and Employability

  • Speakers:
    Ms Kim HEYES
    Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

    Ms Elaine CRAIG
    Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

    Mr James MARTIN
    International Education Consultant
    Independent Consultant








Room 5

(1600-1645hrs) Beyond Pizza and Kimbap: Campus Activities towards Student Empowerment

  • Speakers:
    Mr Douglas H. LEE
    Assistant Director of Student Leadership & Involvement
    The University of Utah Asia Campus, South Korea

    Ms Petrina LOH
    Manager of Student Organisations & Leadership
    Yale-NUS College, Singapore

    Ms Bianca SILVA
    International Services Coordinator
    The University of Utah Asia Campus, South Korea

(1645-1730hrs) Entrepreneurship and Higher Education; Creating the Future Ready Graduate

  • Speakers:
    Ms Joyce ACHAMPONG
    Executive Director
    Pivot Global Education

    Director, Raymond Ackerman Academy
    University of Cape Town Business School, South Africa

26 March 2018, Monday, 1600-1730hrs










Room 3A

(1600-1645hrs) How Technology is Changing Study Abroad Research: Implications for Pedagogy

  • Speakers:
    Professor Jane JACKSON
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Ms Tongle SUN
    PhD student
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Ms Sin Yu (Cherry) CHAN
    PhD student
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


(1645-1730hrs) Managing Risk: Security/Safety Protocols for Staff & Student Mobility

  • Speakers:
    Mr Dominic MILNE
    Deputy Head of International Office
    University of Aberdeen, UK

    Mr Matthew STIEGEMEYER
    Director of Student Recruitment
    Concordia University, Canada



Room 3B

(1645-1705hrs) International Partnership Assessment Rating Index (IPARI)

  • Speaker:
    Professor Janaka RUWANPURA
    Vice Provost, International
    University of Calgary, Canada

(1710-1730hrs) Fear of Disruption: The Technology Dilemma and International Education

  • Speaker:
    Dr Duleep DEOSTHALE
    Dean and Professor
    Long Island University, USA

26 March 2018, Monday, 1600-1730hrs








Room 4A

(1600-1645hrs) True Grit: Meeting Goals and Strengthening Relationships Amidst Institutional Change

  • Speakers:
    Manager, Student Mobility and Exchange
    University of Sydney, Australia

    Head of International Exchange Services
    University of Helsinki, Finland

    Mr Nigel COSSAR
    Director, Penn Abroad
    University of Pennsylvania, USA

(1645-1730hrs) Supporting your University’s Culturally Diverse Community and Intercultural Competent Staff

  • Speakers:
    Mr Guido DE WILDE
    Coordinator Global Programmes
    University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Head of Go Abroad Office
    University of Edinburgh, UK

    Mr Randall ONG
    Associate Director, Section Head of Global Quest, International Relations Office
    National University of Singapore, Singapore









Room 4B

(1600-1645hrs) Innovation in Global Engagement: What Works, What Doesn’t

  • Speakers:
    Dr Rahul CHOUDAHA
    Executive Vice President of Global Engagement, Research & Intelligence

    Mrs Melissa BANKS
    Pro Vice Chancellor, International
    James Cook University, Australia

    Dr Eric BULLARD
    Associate Vice President for International Programs and Global Engagement
    California State University, Los Angeles, USA

(1645-1730hrs) Growing English Degree Programs in Non-Native Countries

  • Speakers:
    Co-Founder and President
    Sunrise International Education

    Mr Clay HENSLEY
    Senior Director, International Higher Education Outreach
    The College Board, USA

    Mr Andrew FIELD
    Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
    Duke Kunshan University, China

26 March 2018, Monday, 1600-1645hrs





Room 3B

(1600-1620hrs) Collaborating across 5 countries through a multi-disciplinary research consortium

  • Speakers:
    Professor Sakkie PRETORIUS
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research
    Macquarie University, Australia


(1625-1645hrs) Combining Pragmatism & Passion: Singapore & France Internationalise their Research

  • Speakers:
    Dr Mariana LOSADA
    Director, USPC Singapore and Southeast Asia Office
    Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, Singapore