2018 Congress Programme

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November 28, 2018

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS RESEARCH PARK VISIT

15:00  -  17:00
The IIT Madras Research Park facilitates the promotion of research and development by the institute in partnership with industry, assisting in the growth of new ventures, and promoting economic development. IIT Mad...

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WELCOME RECEPTION

18:30  -  21:00
Brian CantorProfessor Brian Cantor University of Bradford
Hosted at IIT Madras, a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares, this welcome reception will be an information networking dinner. The Director of  the Indian Institute of Tech...

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November 29, 2018

CONGRESS – WELCOME ADDRESS

09:15  -  09:45
Brian CantorProfessor Brian Cantor University of Bradford
This session will be the official Welcome to the third World Technology Universities Congress and will be hosted at IIT Madras. A senior leader from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras will welcome delegates ...

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TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITIES AND GLOBAL CHALLENGES

09:45  -  11:00
Jose Daniel MeloProfessor Jose Daniel Melo Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Professor Caroline McMillen University of Newcastle Australia
Scharff Peter Prof. Rektor_Foto ariProfessor Peter Scharff Technische Universitat Ilmenau
In this session university leaders will give examples of impact achieved at their institution on major global challenges. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss the potential future impact of technology univer...

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REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:00  -  11:15

A NETWORK OF INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION

11:15  -  12:30
Professor Ajayan Vinu University of Newcastle Australia
Professor Richard Dashwood Coventry University
From multi-national corporations to international agencies, government organisations to global innovation networks universities collaborate across sectors, industries and the world. This session will showcase examples...

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LUNCH AND NETWORKING

12:30  -  13:30

EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES PARALLEL SESSIONS: INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION

13:30  -  15:30
John-BramwellJohn Bramwell British Council
guy dalyProfessor Guy Daly Coventry University
Professor Mansoor Alaali Ahlia University
Professor Shirley CongdonProfessor Shirley Congdon University of Bradford
This session will present examples of innovations in education from global institutions with the aim of identifying opportunities for collaboration, sharing of best practice and development of new provision with a foc...

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EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES PARALLEL SESSION: RESEARCH

13:30  -  15:30
Professor Kai-Uwe Sattler Technische Universitat Ilmenau
This session will showcase examples of existing joint programmes and consider how we could harness the network to encourage collaboration in research and joint PhD programmes. Speakers and Session titles include: ...

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EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES PARALLEL SESSIONS: INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

13:30  -  15:30
Joanne Dobson Coventry University
Professor Klaus Zeppenfeld Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences
This session will showcase examples of how institutions engender innovation and entrepreneurship in their organisations. It will highlight initiatives in and outside of the curriculum and will consider higher skills, ...

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EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES: Gender Equality in the Higher Education Sector: Why it matters and what can WTUN do about it?

13:30  -  15:30
Professor Kevin Hall The University of Newcastle, Australia
Professor Udy Archibong University of Bradford
This session will discuss gender equality in higher education and consider how WTUN could be used to provide interventions and be a gender competent network. The sessions will have a panel of speakers who will each...

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REFRESHMENT BREAK

15:30  -  16:00

UN SUSTAINABLE GOALS AND WTUN: OUR CONTRIBUTION TO TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD

16:00  -  17:30
Joanne Dobson Coventry University
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs work in the spirit of partnersh...

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CONGRESS DINNER

19:15  -  22:00
Professor Yong Chie HengProfessor Yong Chie Heng National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
The Congress Dinner, hosted at a hotel in Chennai, will be an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of WTUN to date and look to the next year of operation.   Professor YC Heng, Vice President, National ...

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November 30, 2018

REVIEW OF DAY 1

09:30  -  10:00
This session will review the key points, actions or identified areas for collaboration from Day 1 of the Congress

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WORLD TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITIES NETWORK: BOARD MEETINGS

10:00  -  12:00
Brian CantorProfessor Brian Cantor University of Bradford
Professor Kevin Hall The University of Newcastle, Australia
This session will see the annual meeting of the General Board and Operational Board of the World Technology Universities Network run in parallel. These meetings will ratify new members of the Network and define the fo...

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WORLD TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITIES NETWORK: MOU SIGNINGS

12:00  -  12:30

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

12:30  -  14:00

SOCIAL EXCURSIONS TO EXPERIENCE THE LOCAL AREA

14:00  -  18:00
Opportunities for guests to visit Mahabalipuram (World Heritage Site) or take a City Tour. A local charge may apply.

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