Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

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13:30-13:55 Workshop Registration
14:00-15:30 Workshop 1: The 4th IR and its Impact on Learning and Teaching Workshop 2: The Impact of various I-4.0 technologies on the Higher Education Sector Workshop 3: University 4.0: Meeting the Demands of the 4IR: A Strategic Imperative
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-17:30 Workshop 1 Continue Workshop 2 Continue Workshop 3 Continue

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8:00- 9:00 Welcoming & Registration
9:00-10:00 Forum Official Opening
Morning Plenary Session
Prof. Mohamed Zairi, Executive Chairman, The European Centre for Best Practice Management (ECBPM), UK
10:00-10:35 Keynote Address I: \”Higher Education Strategic Requirements for Fulfilling the Fourth Industrial Revolution Job Needs\”.
H.E Prof. Amr A. Adly, Deputy Minister, Higher Education and Scientific Research for Universities Affairs, Egypt
10:40-11:15 Keynote Address II: TBA
11:15-11:35 Coffee Break
11:40-12:50 Panel Discussion I: “The 4th Industry Revolution and the HE Ecosystem : The Changing Paradigms”
12:50-13:00 Plenary Q&As
13:00- 13:55 Lunch Break
14:00-17:00 Best Practices’ Presentations (Parallel Sessions)
14:30-16:10 Stream 1:
The 4th Industry Revolution and the HE Ecosystem
Stream 2:
Technological Advances and their Impact on HE:
Stream 3:
Preparing Future Graduates through Re-Engineering Learning and Teaching
Stream 4:
The Role of Universities in Re-skilling and Upskilling the Workforce
15:30-15:35 Coffee Break
15:40-17:00 Best Practices’ Presentations (Parallel Sessions) Continue

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Morning Plenary Session
Chair: Dr. Narimane Hadj-Hamou, CEO, CLICKS , UAE
9:00-9:15 Opening of Day 2 and Main Recap of Day 1 Outcomes
9:10-10:40 Panel Discussion II: “ Looking beyond the 4th Industry Revolution: How to Plan the HE Sector for Relevance in the Future”
10:45-11:25 Keynote Address III: TBA
11:25-11:45 Coffee Break
11:50-12:30 Keynote Address V: TBA
12:30-12:45 Plenary Q&As Session
12:45-13:45 Lunch Break
Round Tables (Parallel)
13:50-15:20 Round Table 1: Creating Positive Synergies Across various Sectors in Support of the Future
Facilitator: TBA
Round Table 2: Empowering the Future Graduate: How can Universities Prepare Agile Lifelong Learners?
Facilitator: Prof. Francisco Marmolejo, Lead, Global Solutions Group on Tertiary Education
Lead Education Specialist for India, The World Bank, India
Round Table 3: HE in the Era of the 4th IR: Policies and Strategies to Educate for Current and Future Industrial Revolutions
Facilitator: Prof. Asha Singh Kanwar, President & Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth of Learning, Canada
15:20-16:00 Coffee Break
Afternoon Plenary Session
Chair: Dr. Larry Johnson, President and CEO, EdFutures, Inc and Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education, USA
16:05-16:40 Keynote Address VII: TBA
14:55- 15:05 Q&As Session
16:45-17:10 Forum Concluding Remarks and Closure