Friday 17 July 2020 -
15:30 to 16:30
Register today (free of charge), The online session will be conducted in English via Microsoft Teams.

Join our free online session, the session will be conducted in English via Microsoft Teams (invitation to join will be sent to your registered email later)

Friday 17 July 2020 

09:30 – 10:30 a.m. (BST)

Now more than ever, universities need to fast-track their role as global hubs of innovation by harnessing their knowledge, resources, people and facilities to address the socio-economic and technological challenges of COVID-19.

As the world emerges from the pandemic, it is a critical time to raise awareness of the vital purpose of higher education partnerships in supporting the UK’s and East Asia’s plans for economic and social recovery and stability, and to engage in discourse that supports and creates an enabling environment for UK-East Asia higher education partnerships to take root and flourish.  

This session will explore

  • What will UK-East Asia higher education partnerships look like as the sector emerges from this pandemic? 
  • What will be the key drivers of government and institutional policies for higher education partnerships and internationalization moving forward?
  • How can the current challenges present opportunities for the higher education sector to recover and reimagine collaborations?

Our panellists  

  • Ms. Suzanne Ling, Co Founder PichaEats, Malaysia
  • Prof. Hyunsang Shin, Professor, Business and Social Innovation, Hanyang University, South Korea
  • Dr. Pongpisit Huyakorn, Thammasat University and Urban Studies Lab, Thailand
  • Prof Richard Hazenberg, Professor of Social Innovation, Institute for Social Innovation and Impact, Directorate of Research, Impact and Enterprise, University of Northampton, UK
  • Associate Prof Dr Truong Thi Nam Thang, Director, Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship National Economics University, Vietnam 

About the Higher Education Partnerships Webinar Series

The Higher Education Partnerships Webinar Series forms part of British Council’s Education Futures initiative, a series of in-depth discussions on key topics of global implications for the international education industry. Our aim is to support the UK and East Asia’s strategic action planning and decision making, allowing the education sectors to better anticipate challenges, manage risks and respond to opportunities.