2018 Congress Programme

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November 28, 2018

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS RESEARCH PARK VISIT

15:30  -  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 AND CULTURAL RECEPTION

17:00  -  19:30
Professor Dr. Kuncheria P Isaac Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
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

WELCOME TO WTUC3

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
Robert HacheDr Robert Haché York University
Jose Daniel MeloProfessor Jose Daniel Melo Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Professor Jaakko Puhakka Tampere University of Technology
Scharff Peter Prof. Rektor_Foto ariProfessor Peter Scharff Technische Universitat Ilmenau
Professor Shirley CongdonProfessor Shirley Congdon University of Bradford
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 Alok Dhawan CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
Professor Ir Dr Zainuddin Abdul Manan Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
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  -  14:30
Associate Professor Bundit Thipakorn King Mongkut's University of Technology Thornburi
Dr Abel Nyamapfene University College London
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  -  14:30
GrahamProfessor Anne Graham University of Bradford
Professor Jarmo Takala Tampere University of Technology
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  -  14:30
Dr Mullika Sungsanit Suranaree University of Technology
Dr Perry Share Connacht-Ulster Alliance
Joanne Dobson Coventry University
Mr Shiva Subramaniam Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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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Gender Equality in the Higher Education Sector: Why it matters and what can WTUN do about it?

14:35  -  15:35
Professor Kevin Hall The University of Newcastle, Australia
Professor Udy Archibong University of Bradford
Professor Valentine Aletor University of Africa, Toru-Orua, (UAT)
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

15:35  -  15:50

WTUN EXCHANGES IN THE SPOTLIGHT

15:50  -  16:20
Dr Mullika Sungsanit Suranaree University of Technology
Professor Eko Supriyanto Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Professor Marcelo Fernandes Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
An opportunity to hear from the successful exchange applicants about the activities they have or will undertake to consider opportunities for multi-lateral engagement.

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

16:20  -  17:30
Dr PB Anand University of Bradford
Joanne Dobson Coventry University
Professor Dieter Bryniok Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences
Professor Garry Pender Heriot-Watt University
Professor Márcio Venício Barbosa Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Professor Ramya Mathanagopal Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
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

19:45  -  22:00
Brian CantorProfessor Brian Cantor University of Bradford
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

Speech by Honourable Member of National Institute for Transforming India ( NITI Ayog) Dr.V.K.Saraswat

09:00  -  09:30
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
Dr.V.K.Saraswat, former Secretary to Govt. of India, Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister and Director General, Defence Research and Development Organisation will make a short address to the delegat...

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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

09:30  -  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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CAMPUS TOUR OF HINDUSTAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

12:00  -  12:30

LUNCH AND NETWORKING AT HINDUSTAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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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