The rise of Asia’s universities has been one of the most significant developments in the recent history of higher education. The region has increased its representation from a quarter to a third of all institutions listed in the THE World University Rankings over the past five years.
While the region’s performance mirrors global shifts in GDP, the higher education story is also one of strong public investment in the sector, a commitment to internationalisation, and strong cultural capital attached to the importance of universities.
But issues such as an uncertain geopolitical outlook, vast income differences across the region, and the economic and social aftershocks of a global pandemic will shape the next phase of Asia’s growth up to the midpoint of the 21st century.
Hosted in partnership with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the THE Asia Universities Summit 2023 will focus on the fundamental question – is there such a thing as a distinctly “Asian” university in such an economically, culturally and socially diverse region? What will it mean to be an Asian university in 2050?
The summit will feature the exclusive live reveal of the THE Asia University Rankings 2023, accompanied by a data masterclass to explore the latest data and identify the best-performing institutions in the continent.
The summit will also host the THE Awards Asia 2023 ceremony. Now in their fifth year, the awards offer a major international platform to recognise outstanding leadership and institutional performance, and to celebrate the continent's higher education excellence in all its diversity.
The University of Auckland
Singapore Management University
C. Raj Kumar
O.P. Jindal Global University
Association of Indian Universities
Eng Chye Tan
National University of Singapore
Rocky S. Tuan
Vice-chancellor and president
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Day 1: Partnerships and alliances
Alliances and networks in 2050
Why partnerships matter
The role of partnerships in a time of crisis
The drivers of partnerships
Incorporating innovation and technology into the partnership agenda
Diversity and inclusion across the region
Universities resolving the climate crisis together
THE Awards Asia 2023
Day 2: Research strategies and emerging megatrends
Research to sustain Asia's development by 2050
Research across the region
Healthy and resilient Asia: Innovative biomedicine
Transitioning to clean energy
Powering the future academic workforce and cultivating talent
Citations and money vs capacity-building
Gala dinner and ranking reveal
Day 3: Internationalisation and the student experience
THE Asia University Rankings 2023 data masterclass
Internationalisation with Asia characteristics
Future trends in student mobility
Widening access to higher education across Asia
Preparing Asia's students for the future of work
Leadership reflections: Presidential panel
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