2016 Congress Programme

Residential venue Heaton Mount and welcome dinner

Congress delegates were hosted at the University of Bradford’s residential conference and event venue Heaton Mount.

Heaton Mount fuses the period features of an Italianate mansion with a state of the art conferencing and event venue, nestled within the home of the University of Bradford’s award-winning Emm Lane Campus.

Delegates arrived at Heaton Mount on Wednesday 7 September.

An informal dinner was hosted from 18:00-21:00 providing an opportunity for participants to meet fellow Congress delegates in a social setting.

September 8, 2016

Congress – Welcome

08:45  -  09:15
Susan HinchcliffeCouncillor Susan Hinchcliffe City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Brian CantorProfessor Brian Cantor University of Bradford
Professor Shirley CongdonProfessor Shirley Congdon University of Bradford
Professor Brian Cantor, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bradford welcomed delegates to the inaugural World Technology Universities Congress. The Leader of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Councill...

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Congress – Technology Universities: Making an Impact on the World

09:15  -  10:15
Dr Mamdouh ShoukriDr Mamdouh Shoukri York University
Professor Brian MacCraithProfessor Brian MacCraith Dublin City University
Professor Julia BuckinghamProfessor Julia Buckingham Brunel University London
Professor Shirley CongdonProfessor Shirley Congdon University of Bradford
In this session leaders of three world technology universities gave presentations about the impact their institutions make. Click for more information on 'Congress – Technology Universities: Making an Impact on the World'

Congress – Research: Solving Global Problems

10:30  -  12:30
Harriet Dunbar-MorrisDr Harriet Dunbar-Morris University of Bradford
Professor Allan KellehearProfessor Allan Kellehear University of Bradford
Professor Arun SharmaProfessor Arun Sharma Queensland University of Technology
Brian CantorProfessor Brian Cantor University of Bradford
Professor Savvas TassouProfessor Savvas Tassou Brunel University London
Professor Wahid bin OmarProfessor Wahid bin Omar Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Professor Yingjie ZhangProfessor Yingjie Zhang Kunming University of Science and Technology
Professor Yong Chie HengProfessor Yong Chie Heng National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
This session enabled participants to hear from speakers from a range of world technology universities about research which addresses global challenges. Click for more information on 'Congress – Research: Solving Global Problems'

Congress – Educating the Global Citizen

13:30  -  15:30
Harriet Dunbar-MorrisDr Harriet Dunbar-Morris University of Bradford
Dr Rhonda LentonDr Rhonda Lenton York University
Professor John DaviesProfessor John Davies Connacht-Ulster Alliance
Professor Paul FeiginProfessor Paul Feigin TECHNION - Israel Institute for Technology
Professor Peter CoaldrakeProfessor Peter Coaldrake Queensland University of Technology
Professor Sing Kong LeeProfessor Sing Kong Lee Nanyang Technological University
This session enabled participants to hear from speakers from a range of world technology universities about the role they play in educating global citizens. Click for more information on 'Congress – Educating the Global Citizen'

Congress – University-Business Collaboration

15:45  -  17:45
Adam MortonAdam Morton Rolls Royce
Helen FinchDr Helen Finch Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)
Mike HoughtonMike Houghton Siemens Process Industries and Drives UK & IRL
Jo Quinton-TullochJo Quinton-Tulloch National Media Museum
Tom BakerTom Baker BT Global Services
The University-Business Collaboration session allowed participants to hear from a range of business speakers about the collaboration they undertake with universities. Click for more information on 'Congress – University-Business Collaboration'

Congress Dinner

19:15  -  22:00
University of Bradford
Getachew EngidaGetachew Engida United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
Mr Mark GarrattMark Garratt University of Bradford
Vivienne SternVivienne Stern UK Higher Education International Unit
Baroness Ann Taylor hosted the Congress Dinner in the University of Bradford's Atrium. Guests heard from Vivienne Stern and Engida Getachew. The Dinner reception was sponsored by Odgers Berndston. Click for more information on 'Congress Dinner'

September 9, 2016

Congress – Day 2

09:00  -  13:00
Norcroft Centre, City Campus
Brian CantorProfessor Brian Cantor University of Bradford
The second day of the Congress enabled participants to review the outcomes from the previous day, and agree terms of reference and objectives for the World Technology Universities Network Click for more information on 'Congress – Day 2'

Social Excursions (9-10 September)

13:00  -  16:00
Bradford District
The University of Bradford is at the heart of the city, and the wider Bradford district is diverse and fascinating, both in terms of its people and its landscape. We would like to offer Congress delegates the opportun...

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