Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 3F, Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (KEC)
- Delegates need to register for each workshop
- Workshop fees of USD$100/workshop are in addition to conference registration fees and can be paid at the time of registration.
- Each session includes tea & coffee and a networking lunch
8:00-9:00 Sign-in for Workshop
9:00-12:00 Morning Workshops (Tea Break: 10:15-10:45)
12:00-13:00 Networking lunch for delegates and presenters
13:00-16:00 Afternoon workshops (Tea Break: 14:15-14:45)
Monday, March 20th, 2017, 9:00-12:00, KEC 3rd floor, Room #301-a1
Title: Establishing and Operating Overseas Bases in Asia
Provider: Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan (FICHET)
The Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan (FICHET) is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 and is integrating 4 associations in Taiwan: (1) Association of National Universities of Taiwan, (2) Association of Private Universities and Colleges of Taiwan, (3) Association of National Universities of Science and Technology of Taiwan, and (4) Association of Private Universities and Colleges of Technology of Taiwan. Currently, representing 116 member universities, FICHET has been given the responsibility by the government to function as a platform for international cooperation between Taiwanese and foreign universities. Current operations of the foundation include the planning of international educator assemblies (in Europe, America, and Asia) and fostering human resources in the field of international education administration to enhance communication efficiency between various agents working on these platforms
In an effort to recruit international students, enhance bilateral education exchanges, advanced research collaboration and promote language courses, higher education sector is encouraged to set up overseas education bases under the support of government policies and funding. In this interactive workshop, practical case studies will be discussed that illustrate the models adopted by Germany, Korea and Taiwan. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute from their own contexts through interactive discussion.
- Identify the mission and function of overseas education centers
- Develop a strategic plan when setting up overseas education centers
- Linking education centers with domestic universities
- Conduct a periodical evaluation of overseas education center
Prof. Jen-Sue Chen, CEO of FICHET & Professor of National Cheng Kung University
Prof Chen received her Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology in 1995, and is currently a professor of Materials Science and Engineering of National Cheng Kung University. Having served as the Associate Vice President for International Affairs of National Cheng Kung University from 2011 to 2015, she began to direct her interests to the subject matter of higher education development and advancement. She has been dedicating herself to international higher education affairs since then. In 2016, Prof Chen was appointed CEO of FICHET.
Dr. Stefanie Madeleine ESCHENLOHR, Director, Information Centre Taipei, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Dr. Stefanie Eschenlohr has been working in the field of international academic exchange for 18 years. She was appointed director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Centre Taipei in August 2010. She is also teaching as part-time faculty at the Department of European Cultures & Languages of National Chengchi University.
Dr. Stefanie Eschenlohr was trained as a linguist and sinologist in Germany. She gained her PhD in linguistics at Freie Universität Berlin in 1997. She is a fluent Mandarin speaker who came to Taiwan for the first time in 1984 as a language student at Guoyu Ribao Language Centre.
MR. Stefan Hase-Bergen, Head, Marketing Division, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Stefan Hase-Bergen joined the DAAD in May 2001. As head of Marketing and as coordinator of GATE-Germany (Consortium for International Higher Education Marketing) he is since July 2012 in charge of supporting German universities in their international marketing activities. From 2005 – 2012 he lived in Beijing, working for the German Embassy as well as director of the DAAD branch office in China. Stefan has more than 15 years of experience in the field of international academic exchange. He has particularly gained extensive knowledge on the higher education market in China and on international higher education marketing (including inbound and outbound mobility).
Prof. Samuel C.Y. Ku, Vice President for International Affairs, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages
Professor Samuel C.Y. Ku received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in June 1989, and he started his academic career at the National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in September 1989 and till July 2016. Professor Ku presently is a professor at the Department of International Affairs and Vice President for International Affairs at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages (since August 2016). Professor Ku’s major research interests include Southeast Asia’s political development, comparative politics, China and Southeast Asia, and Taiwan’s relations with Southeast Asia. While two thirds of Professor Ku's articles, more than seventy, are published in Chinese, his English articles have appeared in such international journals as Asian Survey, Asian Perspective, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Issues and Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Asian and African Studies, etc. In addition, Professor Ku has also published more than ten Chinese books on Southeast Asia in Taiwan.
Professor Myeong Sook Yoon, President, Korean Association of Foreign Student Administrators and Korean Association for Deans of International Affairs & Vice president, Bureau of External Cooperation, Chonbuk National University
Professor Yoon is the President of the KAFSA (Korean Association of Foreign Student Administrators) / KADIA (Korean Association for Deans of International Affairs)
Monday, March 20th, 2017, 9:00-12:00, KEC 3rd floor, Room #301-a2
Title: Identifying, Developing, and Sustaining Strategic Partnerships among Higher Education Institutions
Provider: University of Hamburg & National Taiwan University
University of Hamburg
With roughly 42,000 students, including over 5,000 international students from over 130 countries, Universität Hamburg is one of the largest institutions for research and education in Germany. The University unites diverse teaching and excellent research. Universität Hamburg offers 170 programs in eight faculties housing all the disciplines associated with a comprehensive university: Law; Economics and Social Sciences; Medicine; Education; Psychology and Human Movement Science; Humanities; Mathematics, Informatics and the Natural Sciences.
Universität Hamburg was founded in 1919 by the Hamburg State Parliament, making it the first German university founded by a citizen body. It is committed to the idea of sustainable science and scholarship. The Center for a Sustainable University (KNU) provides a platform for developing a sustainable university. All of these efforts serve to fulfill the University’s mission statement, as engraved above the entrance of the Main Building donated by the merchant Edmund Siemers:
“To Research, To Teach, To Educate and Form”
National Taiwan University
For over eighty years, National Taiwan University has been the flagship of Taiwan’s higher education and has played key roles in promoting collaboration with major learning institutions in Asia Pacific and the world. Today, NTU is home to over 31,000 students and operates 36 research centers, 54 departments and 109 graduate institutes in 11 colleges. As the oldest and most comprehensive university, NTU commands a leadership position in a consortium of a dozen research universities in Taiwan and enjoys exclusive partnership with the high-tech as well as elite private industrial sectors. NTU also takes full advantage of Taiwan’s rich Chinese heritage to offer initiatives and solutions that bridge the East and the West and runs the world’s most prestigious Chinese language programs for over 40 years.
The main campus is conveniently situated in the subtropical Taipei metropolis and is a stone’s throw from several other key learning institutions. The location is served by a modern subway and easily accessed by other forms of transportation. The university is proud to provide quality education across a wide range of disciplines in an affordable package not just to local students but to international visitors as well. The University Spirit--Virtue, Diligence, Fidelity, Philanthropy—mandates self-improvement as well as commitment to the betterment of the society and of humanity in general.
International partnerships are often initiated through a general Memorandum of Understanding or a central student exchange agreement between two institutions. Such student-mobility-oriented partnerships from the central administration or international office, however, often fail to engage the majority of faculty and researchers at the institutions. Given this discrepancy between administrative policies and actual execution, other collaborative activities (e.g., research collaborations and educational programs) often not as a direct consequence of the “partnership” itself. To develop in-depth ties with institutions of the kind, in fact, can provide a foundation to enrich and maximize the educational and research resources of any university campus.
Using the strategic partnership between National Taiwan University and University of Hamburg as an example, this workshop will present a conceptual framework of identifying, cultivating, and sustaining strategic partnerships, developing relationships to enhance these partnerships, and managing special programs in support of the partnerships. This workshop will also present how NTU and UHH bring in key stakeholders together, leverage existing connections, and allocate human and financial resources to sustain the partnership.
Dr. Wang Yi, Team Leader, Strategy and Partnerships, Asia and Oceania, Department of International Affairs, Universität Hamburg
Dr. WANG Yi works in the section of Strategy and Partnerships in the Department of International Affairs at Universität Hamburg. As leader of the team “Asia and Oceania”, she is in charge of the international engagement of Universität Hamburg in the Asia-Pacific region.
Dr. WANG Yi obtained her Ph.D. in History and Germanic Studies from the University of Sydney in 2013, after completing her B.A. and M.A. studies at Nanjing University, Peking University, the University of Freiburg and the Free University of Berlin. Her main research area is the encounter of Germany and Asia in colonial context.
Since 2013, Dr. WANG has been working with Universität Hamburg, with a special focus on the establishment and management of strategic partnerships.
Dr. Wang Yi, Team Leader, Strategy and Partnerships, Asia and Oceania, Department of International Affairs, Universität Hamburg
Mr. Andrew Chao-Ting Tsung, Executive Director for Strategic Partnership, Office of International Affairs, National Taiwan University.
Monday, March 20th, 2017, 9:00-12:00, KEC 3rd floor, Room #301-a2
Title: Changing Demographics across Asia - Implications for Recruitment, Employability and Institutional Strategy
Provider: i-graduate and British Council Education Intelligence
is the British Council’s global higher education research service, helping UK stakeholders create effective internationalisation and recruitment strategies. By leveraging the unique depth and breadth of our data, knowledge and the British Council network, Education Intelligence gauges potential for programmes in new markets, evaluates student sentiment and perceptions via globally disseminated surveys, and measures how national education policies influence universities, students and employment. We collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative data to provide valuable market insights and practical solutions that can be implemented in a timely manner for maximum impact.
have been benchmarking the student experience since 2005 and now have feedback from 2.9 million students across 33 countries.
The International Student Barometer runs annually worldwide. The survey tracks and compares the decision-making, expectations, perceptions and intentions of international students from application to graduation, enabling institutions to make informed decisions to enhance the student experience and drive successful recruitment and marketing strategies. Our suite of tools covers the entire student experience and for 2017 we are delighted to offer the Global Education Profiler, delving deeper into the global learning environment, and also the PTES and PRES surveys, giving institutions a more detailed insight into the postgraduate learning experience.
Asia faces a huge challenge in adapting to the demographic forces across the region which include rapidly ageing populations in some nations such as Taiwan and Japan to more healthy birth rates in Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Many countries and institutions within Asia share a desire to internationalise for a variety of motivations. Some to fill the demographic hole they find themselves in, some to ensure exposure for local students to language, culture and the global market and others for a further rung up the ladder of the rankings. Most countries have set national policies and targets for some form of internationalisation measured often crudely as numbers of international students and institutions themselves globally are rarely without some form of strategy that aspires to globalisation.
For institutions outside Asia who have engaged with the region, there is a growing need to adapt to these changing demographics and go far deeper than seeing the region as a source of students to fill their campuses.
This workshop will look at Asia from both a macro and institutional perspective exploring the demographic changes and implications and how institutions across Asia and beyond are reacting to these demands and shifting their approach to ensure a richer engagement with the challenges ahead.
Guy Perring, Regional Director, Asia, i-graduate
Zainab Malik, Research Director, British Council
Prior to joining Education Intelligence in 2012, Zainab worked at the University of Pennsylvania, designing and conducting research on overseas market demand and expansion. She currently focuses on global market research, product development and strategic planning and has particular interests in student insights, policy impact and the future of higher education. She presents sessions regularly at education conferences and her work has been quoted by the BBC, the Guardian, the Economist, The Australian and other sector-related outlets. Her recent research includes horizon scanning and analysis of global mobility trends as well as an examination of regional English language policy and provision. Zainab earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from Colgate University and a master’s degree with distinction in International Education Development from the University of Pennsylvania. She additionally holds an Executive Certification in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Guy Perring, Regional Director, Asia, i-graduate
Guy is Regional Director, SE Asia for i-graduate and is based in KL responsible for spearheading i-graduate’s Asian operation. He has led on a number of projects designed to assist UK institutions to make informed decisions about engagement in S. E. Asia. He previously worked at the British Council for 12 years in a variety of roles, most recently leading a Southeast Asian Regional Transnational Education Project designed to offer support for UK and local institutions in establishing sustainable partnerships in the region. He has presented at a number of international conferences including Going Global, QS-Apple and the Commonwealth of Education Ministers. His expertise in transnational education and student experience has led him to participate in a number of panels designed to advise governments and institutions on the effective development of this sector. He is an alumnus of the University of Durham and Manchester University
Professor Hiroshi Ota, Center for Global Education, Hitotsubashi University
Dr. Hiroshi Ota is Professor of the Center for Global Education at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, where he serves as Director of the Hitotsubashi University Global Education Program. Prior to his current position, he worked for the Office for the Promotion of International Relations at Hitotsubashi University, the School of Commerce and Management as International Student Advisor at Hitotsubashi University, the Office of International Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Toyo University, Tokyo. His research primarily focuses on higher education policies and practices related to internationalization and international student mobility in a comparative perspective. From the State University of New York at Buffalo, Ota received his Ed.M. in 2001 and Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education (Comparative and Global Studies in Education) in 2008. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study international education administration in the U.S. in 1996.
Dr. Huey-Jen Su, President, National Cheng Kung University
Dr. Huey-Jen Su is currently a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Health of the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. Trained at the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Su has engaged most of her research efforts on the topic of air pollution related health effects. Having served as the Vice President for International Affairs of National Cheng Kung University from 2007 to 2011, Dr. Su began to direct her efforts and interests to the subject matter of higher education development and advancement. Starting February 1, 2011, Dr. Su was appointed the Executive Vice President of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) with primary responsibility of overseeing the strategic development of student affairs, international affairs, university advancement project and coordinating the collaborative projects among universities of TCUS (Taiwan Comprehensive University System). As of February 2015, Dr. Su took the mantle of NCKU President as the first female President of its 85-year-long history. In July 2015, Dr. Su was elected as a chairperson of Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan.
Professor Perry Hobson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) Taylor's University
Professor Hobson is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at Taylor’s University in Malaysia. Over the years he has also lived and worked in the UK, USA, Hong Kong and Australia - and has held visiting positions with institutions in The Netherlands and Austria. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Hotel & Catering Management from Oxford Brookes University (UK), a MS in Hotel, Restaurant & Travel from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (USA), and a PhD from Southern Cross University (Australia). He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the SSCI listed Journal of Vacation Marketing since 1999. He joined Taylor’s University after working for many years for THE-ICE hospitality and tourism international accreditation body. In his role as PVC for Global Engagement at Taylor’s University, he initiated and led the development of the university’s first Global Strategic Plan & Framework. Taylor’s University recently received QS 4-Stars overall, with QS 5-Stars for “Internationalisation” and was ranked 179th in the QS-Top Asian University rankings. He is also a member of the international Advisory Board of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) and a frequent speaker at international conferences.
Workshop # 4
Monday, March 20th, 2017, 9:00-12:00, KEC 3rd floor, Room #301-b2
Title: New Normal, New Opportunities: Adapting to Asia-Pacific's Changing Student Mobility
Provider: The College Board
Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, we are a mission-driven, not-for-profit membership organization made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading colleges, schools, and other educational organizations. Through our programs and initiatives we challenge all students to own their future by practicing hard and taking advantage of every opportunity they earn.
The Asia-Pacific is the most dynamic region in the world for degree-seeking undergraduate student recruitment. The new frontier continues to offer great opportunities, but national politics, unfavorable demographics trends, and slowing economics present potential challenges. Forward-thinking higher education leaders will need to anticipate the changing undergraduate student recruitment landscape. This session brings together experts from the East and the West will discuss data-based strategies and innovative best practices in student recruitment, admission, outreach & enrollment management. The interactive session, universities to advance their goals of attracting qualified, aspiring students within the Asia-Pacific region.
- Understand degree-seeking undergraduate global student mobility trends, from China but also elsewhere, and the opportunities for increasing student flows, particularly at the bachelor’s level, within the Asia-Pacific region.
- Identify differences in student search behavior and preferences within the Asia-Pacific region.
- Learn best practices in recruiting qualified students in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Define opportunities for online marketing, social media, and the importance of positive word-of-mouth in student recruitment.
Mr. Clay Hensley, Senior Director, International Strategy & Outreach, The College Board
Clay Hensley is the senior director of international strategy & outreach at the College Board. Hensley is a key member of the College Board’s International team, which is responsible for managing the effective administration and use of College Board programs, including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program (AP), in more than 180 countries around the globe. He also supports the eyorts of the College Board’s higher education membership to recruit prospective undergraduate students internationally.
He holds a BA in English literature from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and an MFA in painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Mr. Jonathan Burdick, Vice Provost for Enrollment Initiatives and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, University of Rochester
Mr. Burdick (Jon) is the Vice Provost for Enrollment Initiatives and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at the University of Rochester. With almost 30 years of experience in higher education administration, Jon is an essential leader in numerous campus initiatives beyond admissions, enrollment, and financial aid, including academic and strategic planning, student affairs, and campus-wide internationalization.
His record of extensive and outspoken leadership in US and international organizations includes the International Baccalaureate Americas College and University Recruitment Committee, the College Board Middle States Regional Council and College Scholarship Service Council, the Consortium on Financing Higher Education, NACAC, NAFSA, and the AAU. Jon holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master’s in Liberal Arts from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Tim Burnold, Dean of Admissions, University of Southern California
Timothy Burnold has worked in higher education for nearly three decades. He was director of undergraduate admission for five years and was appointed USC’s eleventh dean of admission in 2010. During his tenure as the university’s chief admission oyicer, USC has received record application volume, achieved its highest selectivity level, and enrolled the most talented and diverse incoming classes in its 136-year history. Tim currently oversees 90 stay members and leads USC’s undergraduate & graduate admission and new student orientation eyorts. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in International Relations from USC and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi academic honor societies.
Ms. Winnie Elley, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Advancement), University of Newcastle
Winnie Elley is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International & Advancement) at the University of Newcastle. Winnie has over 15 years of senior management experience with appointed positions including founding director of international ayairs and acting inaugural director of advanced executive education institute at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has spent the last decade and a half in devising international development strategy; developing whole-institution approach and associated systems and partnerships in student mobility, institution relations, international education; and leading and managing a range of diverse portfolios. Winnie completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in England at the University of Nottingham. Winnie is pursuing a DBA in Higher Education Management at the University of Bath, UK.
Monday, March 20th, 2017, 13:00-16:00, KEC 3rd floor, Room #301-a1
Title: THE COMMUNITY IS YOUR CLASSROOM –ESTABLISHING SUCCESSFUL HOST FAMILY SYSTEM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Provider: Taiwan Hostfamily Program
With the internet technology that has opened up abundant learning opportunities, students can easily obtain a foreign degree in their home country; yet, students continue to go abroad looking for a well-rounded learning experience including establishing connections professionally and integrating with the local society. Thus, cultural experience is one of the key points for higher education providers to attract international students.
The host family program is one of the effective ways to provide international students enriching cultural experience by linking local communities with higher education institutions. While most host family programs are established by private organizations, the Taiwan Host family Program is supported by the Ministry of Education where resources and opportunities are shared amongst higher education institutions in Taiwan.
* All the host families are well prepared and certified. Currently, over 3,000 families joined the program and can provide high quality and friendly environment.
* All the host families are volunteers and the activities are free of charge to all international students.
* Enriching activities are organized to deepen the understanding of local community and culture.
The objective of this session is to introduce the host family model in Taiwan and how institutions can utilize community resources to develop unique and suitable programs. This interactive session will focus on established practices from institutional and regional perspectives. Discussion topics include: Traits of a good/successful host family program? What practices make a good model? What are the essential criteria to be a good host family? and What are the obstacles for host families to join the program?
Dr. Min-Ling Yang, Director-General, Department of International and Cross-strait Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
Dr. Min-Ling Yang is the Director-General of Department of International and Cross-strait Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan and Secretary-General of National Secretariat of University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP). In addition, Dr. Yang is the board member of Foundation for Scholarly Exchange, Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education in Taiwan (FICHET) and the Language Training & Testing Center. From 2000 to 2013, Dr. Yang worked in the National Youth Commission, Taiwan, and was responsible for capacity building of women’s entrepreneurship in Taiwan, youth and women start-up loan programs, research and statistics of women’s entrepreneurship in Taiwan, Congress liaison affairs and public relations and international youth exchange and youth travel program. From 2012 to 2013, Dr. Yang served as the Director of the National Youth Commission. In 2013, Dr. Yang was appointed as the Director-General of the Department of International and Cross-strait Education at the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. Dr. Yang specializes in youth’s affairs and education internationalization.
Dr. Yang received a Ph.D. in applied life science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in the USA after receiving a master’s and bachelor’s degree in education from National Chengchi University, Taiwan.
Dr. Yung-Peng Wang, Dean of Office of International Affairs, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Yung-peng is the Dean responsible for the International Affairs at Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (STUST). In addition, he is the director of Chinese Language Center in STUST. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University (USA) in 1994. From December 1994 to July 1999, he worked as a researcher and project leader with the Mechanical Industry Research Laboratories (MIRL) of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. He was responsible for the development of monitoring systems and vibration control technology. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology in 1999. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of vibration control, motion control, and analysis and control of dynamic systems.
Mr. Steven McDonald, Manager, Short Term Mobility, Go Global and Study Abroad, Western Sydney University
As a leading advocate of international student mobility, Steven’s persistence and vision has contributed significantly to the expansion of overseas opportunities for students across the world. Having worked in international education since 2002, his experience includes working in international admissions and recruitment; the development and management of student mobility projects; and the administration of Australian Government mobility grants such as Endeavour and the New Colombo Plan. In 2011 Steven was a member of the Australian Government’s Outbound Student Mobility Best Practice Steering Committee and has since presented at many conferences in Australia and overseas. His ongoing commitment and expertise has been recognised, receiving a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in 2011 and 2014. Steven has an honours degree in Social Science from the University of Newcastle and is currently pursuing graduate studies in positive psychology.
Dr. Shuichi TORII, Assistant Director, College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies
Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University
Shuichi TORII received the B.D. degree from Kagoshima University in 1983 and M.D. and Ph.D. degree from Kyushu University in 1985 and 1989, respectively, all in Mechanical Engineering. He then worked as the visiting scholar at University of Michigan, where he studied the solidification and oxidization in reactor using the experimental method and numerical simulation. In 1993, he became the associate professor at Kagoshima University, where he studied the thermal fluid flow transport phenomena for rotating machinery and combustion and the development of turbulence model. Since 2003, he currently is a Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kumamoto University. From 2009, He is Assistant director of College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies.
Dr. Ah-Yee Lee, Dean, Office of International Education, Fu Jen Catholic University
Education: Ph.D., Department of Economics, Rutgers University
Experience: Associate Professor, School of Business Administration, Monmouth College
1. “Internal Liquidity and REIT Excess Returns”, Review of Security and Futures market, 2014.
2. “Efficiency of the Sovereign Credit Default Swap Market: The Case of European Countries”, Journal of Financial Studies, 2015.
3. “The Governance of Taiwan’s REITs: Reflection on the Real Estate Securitization Law Ten Years after its Inception”, Journal of Housing Studies, 2015.
Workshop # 6
Monday, March 10th, 2017, 13:00-16:00, KEC 3rd floor, Room #301-a2
Title: Global Mobility of Students From And To Asia-‐Pacific: Emerging Trends, Evolving Strategies
a US-based research and consulting firm, specializes in global higher education. We partner with institutions and associations to accelerate their international engagement through custom research, strategic consulting, and outreach events. Grounded in the foundations of data-informed insights, we offer custom solutions to help institutions advance and achieve their internationalization ambitions. Through interEDGE initiative, DrEducation offers intercultural training and online resources to support international student integration, inclusion and success.
Students from Asia-Pacific region form the majority of the globally mobile students heading to traditional western destinations. There continues to be a strong interest in attracting international students from Asia-Pacific. However, at the same time many institutions in Asia-Pacific are keen on recruiting international students for full-time, degree programs and governments are interested in retaining global talent as future skilled workers. The competition for attracting international students is intensifying and requires a more strategic and informed approach.
The overarching purpose of this session is to understand the mobility patterns of international students from Asia-Pacific and how institutions in different destinations are approaching recruitment and support of international students. This interactive session will focus on trends and strategies from diverse institutional and regional perspectives. In specific, the session will encourage participation and discussion on: What are the some of the mobility trends among students from Asia-Pacific? What are the policy-level barriers and enablers in making a destinations attractive? What are some of the successful models and proven strategies of attracting international students from Asia-Pacific? What are the experiences, outcomes and best practices?
Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Principal Researcher & CEO, DrEducation, USA
Dr. Rahul Choudaha is global higher education strategist. He regularly researches, speakers, blogs, and consults on international student mobility, enrollment strategies, and student success. He is a contributor to Asia Times, Forbes, Huffington Post and University World News and has been frequently quoted in global media. Choudaha has taught graduate courses on International Higher Education at New York University and Baruch College. He received the Tony Adams Award for Excellence from the European Association of International Education in recognition of his research on international student segments. He served in the Chair-stream of NAFSA's International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (2014-2016). Choudaha holds a doctorate in higher education, a master’s degree in management and a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
Dr. Mohd Ismail Abd Aziz, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Mohd Ismail Abd Aziz is Professor of Mathematics and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). His research on internationalisation of higher education includes formulating the Internationalisation Policy for Higher Education Malaysia (2011), Operational Framework for International Student Management (2013), and Shift 8: Global Prominence, Malaysia Education Blueprint (Higher Education) 2015 – 2025. He is the lead consultant on behalf of the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia in formulating the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on Higher Education, adopted during the 27th ASEAN Summit in November 2015. He received his BSc from University of New South Wales, Australia, MSc from Loughborough University, UK and PhD from City University, London.
Mr. Tom Buckley, Director, Recruitment, Admissions and International Development, Lancaster University, UK
Tom joined Lancaster University in January 2015 as Director for Recruitment Admissions and International Development. He is also Principal of Cartmel College at LU. His professional background includes senior leadership positions in both higher education and private industry in Canada and the UK. Key elements of his current remit are worldwide student recruitment for LU, and integration and coordination of professional and academic services at Lancaster’s five international campuses. His work on effective organizational change management in higher education has been featured at several conference presentations in North America. He holds degrees from Saint Francis Xavier University and Université de Moncton.
Dr. Kuo-Wei Liu, Dean of International College and Director for International Education, Ming Chuan University
Kuo-Wei Liu is a professor and Dean of International College and Director for International Education at Ming Chuan University. He has been serving this role for more than 15 years. Dr. Liu received his doctoral degree from University of Connecticut in 1994 and his main administrative and academic interest focus on the areas of international education, students exchange, mobility arrangement, recruitment, etc. Dr. Liu also presented various proposals and session presentations in many international education conferences, such as NAFSA, APAIE, GIC, and EAIE.
Mr. Govindan Nair, Director International Office, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Govindan Nair is Director of International Office of The University of Nottingham’s campus in Malaysia. His experience in the Higher Education scene spreads across 19 years, specializing on Internationalisation and Global Engagement in the Higher Education sector. He led the university in setting up their Marketing and International Office and developing the Internationalisation policy of the campus. He is actively involved in developing off shore delivery of programmes and collaborative articulation agreements with universities in the region. He is an invited speaker and trainer at various events including those organized by British Council and UKNARIC. His special interests are in the areas of International Students Mobility, Marketing and Recruitment, Summer Schools and Regional Trends in Higher Education.
Workshop # 7
Monday, March 20th, 2017, 13:00-16:00, KEC 3rd floor, Room #301-b2
Title: Customized Professional Analysis on Research Performance
Provider: Clarivate TM Analytics (formerly Thomason Reuters)
Clarivate TM Analytics
accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas faster. Formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, we own and operate a collection of leading subscription-based businesses focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and intellectual property management. Clarivate TM Analytics is now an independent company with over 4,000 employees, operating in more than 100 countries and owns well‐known brands that include Web of Science™, Cortellis™, Thomson Innovation™, Derwent World Patents Index™, CompuMark™, MarkMonitor® and Techstreet™, among others.
With an increasing complex research landscape and competition, how do you measure your organization’s research performance and allocate funding to maximize research outcome? We will focus on the research evaluation and strategy, as well as national and global collaboration, in order to improve and optimize your research impact.
With several useful tools and analysis, we will demonstrate how to find your own research strengths in a scientific area, and evaluate your research performance in terms of impact and funding.