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International Conference on “Leadership and Management in Higher Education: Challenges, Opportunities and Ways Forward”


In cooperation with British Columbia Council for International Education in Canada (BCCIE), SEAMEO RETRAC successfully carried out the International Conference on “Leadership and Management in Higher Education: Challenges, Opportunities and Ways Forward” on July 27-28, 2017, at the Center’s premises.

The conference was held with the aims of providing the participants who were educational leaders, practitioners, researchers and professional experts with the opportunities of sharing information, experience, research results in relation to key issues in leadership and management for quality in higher education. The conference laid the emphasis on emerging issues such as leadership and management including: 21st Century Leaders: Challenges and Preparations, Curriculum Innovations and Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students, ICT for Teaching and Management, Quality Assurance in Education, Teacher Education, and 21st Century Skills Development. In addition, the conference also focused on developing a platform for development and expansion of regional and international collaborations among universities and colleges.
 
Participating in the Conference were 29 presenters who were educational experts, researchers and leaders of higher education and more than 70 leaders, administrators, educational practitioners and researchers of higher education institutions, educational organizations and agencies from different countries of Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. The conference also served as a shared platform for participants to promote collaboration academically and professionally.