As part of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Higher Education Leadership Symposium, and in celebration of the Council’s 10th anniversary in the Asia-Pacific region, 11 global higher education leaders gathered at NUS on 27 April in search of 10 big ideas for the future of their institutions amidst a challenging global landscape.
Hosted by NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, the other leaders in attendance were:
- Professor Michael Arthur
President and Provost, University College London
- Professor Peter Coaldrake
Vice-Chancellor and CEO, Queensland University of Technology
- Professor Glyn Davis
Vice-Chancellor and Principal, The University of Melbourne
- Professor Cheryl de la Rey
Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Pretoria
- J Michael Goodwin
President and CEO, Oregon State University Foundation
- Professor Lily Kong
Provost and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University
- Professor Peter Mathieson
President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong
- James H Moore Jr.
President and CEO, University of Illinois Foundation
- Professor Anton Muscatelli
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow
- Professor Angina Parekh
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, University of Johannesburg
“All of us are very familiar with many challenges that we face, from technology to demographic shifts to changing expectations, and each of them has a much greater complexity than the headlines suggest…,” said Prof Tan in his welcome address. He added that universities need to become more agile and better at defining and communicating their strategies to create positive change.
The proposed ideas were presented later that afternoon at the closing plenary of the CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference at Grand Hyatt Singapore.
CASE is an international association of educational institutions that supports over 3,700 schools, colleges and universities worldwide in developing their fundraising, alumni relations, marketing and communications.