Speakers 2017

Prof. Max Lu

Professor Max Lu has been President and Vice-Chancellor of University of Surrey since April 2016. Previously he was Provost and Senior Vice-President at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has been appointed to the Boards of National Physical Laboratory, Universities UK, Leadership Council of the National Centre for Universities and Business and as Deputy Lieutenant …

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Doug Cole

Doug is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity with over twelve years industry experience and nine years in Higher Education. Previously Doug spent seven years working in Asia, including China, Hong Kong and Thailand, returning to England in …

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Prof. Dr. Jan Sadlak

He is internationally recognized and highly cited academic and expert in higher education and science as well as international relations, in particular policy development, policy and practices related to quality assurance, governance and management at the system and institutional level [h-index 24, i10-index 23], international governmental organizations. In the past 30 years he has been …

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Ashwin Fernandes

Ashwin has been with QS Quacquarelli Symonds since 2012, initially starting off from the regional base in Singapore. He is responsible for Middle East, North Africa and India operations of QS. He works closely with universities in the region in order to understand their current and future plans and help them optimise their resources. His …

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Prof. Riyad Y. Hamzah

Prof. Riyad Y. Hamzah, President of the University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain (since 2016) holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Houston, U.S.A. and is a Professor of Biotechnology.  Prof. Hamzah served as Secretary General for Higher Education, Kingdom of Bahrain 2011-2016, Vice-President of Arabian Gulf University and in other key academic …

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Dr. Joel Armando

Joel Armando is a Sr. Educational Consultant at Blackboard based in London. She has more than 18 years of experience in Higher Education, working on online and blended learning projects and fulfilling different roles including leadership, curriculum design, learning design, research, and teaching. Before working for Blackboard, Joel worked at City University of London (UK). …

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