QS Higher Ed Pre-Summit: Asia Pacific 2023
Exploring new outlooks for China’s Higher Education
The QS Higher Ed Pre-Summit: Asia Pacific 2023 is a prestigious event that brings together key stakeholders in the field of higher education from across the Asia Pacific region to discuss the overall theme ‘Exploring new outlooks for China’s Higher Education: The role of Liberal Arts Universities in the digital era’.
Lingnan University, one of the leading institutions in Hong Kong, will be hosting the QS Higher Ed Pre-Summit: Asia Pacific 2023, and is committed to facilitating knowledge exchange and collaborative discussions on various higher education topics.
The Pre-Summit was created as an extension event of the QS Higher Ed Summit: Asia Pacific, to ensure that the most pressing topics for the region could be debated in more detail.
This Pre-Summit will set the stage for a productive and insightful conference, and will be organised on 3 November 2023 at Lingnan University, Hong Kong SAR, China.
You can book your ticket for the Pre-Summit here: https://qshesummits.com/asia-pacific/registration/ .
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QS Higher Ed Pre-Summit: Asia Pacific theme: ‘Exploring new outlooks for China’s Higher Education: The role of Liberal Arts Universities in the digital era’.
China's higher education landscape is undergoing a significant transformation in the digital era as innovation and technological advancements continue to be priorities in the region. There is also growing recognition and expectations for higher education institutions to provide a well-rounded education that goes beyond technical skills.
QS Higher Ed Pre-Summit: Asia Pacific 2023 examines how liberal arts universities in China's higher education system are discovering new outlooks on education amid technological developments. Discussions will explore how liberal arts can foster critical thinking, creativity, and interdisciplinary collaboration, which are essential in a rapidly changing global society. Additionally, there will be conversations which address challenges and opportunities faced by liberal arts universities in integrating digital technologies into their curriculum and pedagogy.
With a focus on promoting academic excellence, ensuring student success, and driving innovation, the Pre-Summit centers around several key topics:
- Education Technology: Exploring the role of emerging technologies in enhancing teaching and learning experiences.
- Sustainable Development: Addressing the impact of higher education on the environment and promoting sustainability practices.
- Internationalization: Discussing strategies to foster international collaboration and mobility among institutions.
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Examining the role of higher education in creating inclusive and diverse environments.
- Employability and Entrepreneurship: Exploring ways to bridge the gap between academia and industry, equipping students with relevant skills.
Summit Program Highlights
Participants attending the QS Higher Ed Pre-Summit: Asia Pacific 2023 can expect a diverse and engaging program that includes keynote sessions, plenary discussions, expert panels, and interactive workshops. The agenda is carefully crafted to provide attendees with insights, solutions, and best practices that address the challenges faced by higher education institutions in the China.
In the Presidents Forum, titled "The art of STEM: Enhancing scientific thinking through liberal arts education", leaders from higher education institutions will discuss integrating liberal arts into STEM education, emphasizing the need for students to develop a broader skillset. They'll explore how these competencies enhance graduates' effectiveness in navigating challenges, collaborating, and contributing to society.
The panel: Internationalisation, Student Learning, and Employability will discuss the future benefits of internationalisation for students. It emphasizes cross-cultural engagement, diverse perspectives, and intercultural competence. It will also explore the importance of deepening students' global understanding, fostering empathy, and broadening their worldview. Attendees will gain insights into how internationalisation improves education quality and enhances employability in a global job market.
Furthermore, the Pre-Summit acts as a networking hub, connecting professionals from academia, industry, and government sectors. This provides attendees with valuable opportunities to establish partnerships, exchange ideas, and enhance their professional networks.
You can view the agenda and speakers for the QS Higher Ed Pre- Summit: Asia Pacific 2023 here: https://qshesummits.com/asia-pacific/apac-pre-summit-agenda/
QS Higher Ed Summit: Asia Pacific 2023
The QS Higher Ed Summit: Asia Pacific is now at its 19th edition and has established itself as the most important gathering for Higher Education leaders in the Asia Pacific region.
Happening after the QS Pre-Summit, the QS Higher Ed Summit: Asia Pacific 2023 will be hosted by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) on 7-9 November 2023 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Malaysia.
The Summit will gather over 1500 university leaders, senior administrators, and decision-makers from across the globe to discuss the overall theme ‘Creating the right outcomes: Universities and the future of work in the Asia Pacific’.
You can view the agenda and speakers for the QS Higher Ed Summit: Asia Pacific 2023 here: https://qshesummits.com/asia-pacific/agenda/
Book your Summit pass
Tickets for the QS Higher Ed Pre-Summit: Asia Pacific (3 November, 2023), and for the QS Higher Ed Summit: Asia Pacific (7-9 November 2023) can be booked here: https://qshesummits.com/asia-pacific/registration/
Attendees of the QS Higher Ed Summit: Asia Pacific (7-9 November 2023, Kuala Lumpur) will be able to access the QS Higher Ed Pre-Summit: Asia Pacific (3 November 2023, Hong Kong) with the same ticket, at no additional cost.
To learn more about the QS Higher Ed Pre-Summit: Asia Pacific 2023 and QS Higher Ed Summit: Asia Pacific 2023, visit our official website.
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This article was originally published in August 2023 . It was last updated in October 2023