Day 1: September 1, 2021 (Wednesday)

Hong Kong time


3pm - 3.30pm

London time


8am - 8.30am

Conference opening and keynote conversation

Conference opening:

Max Shen Zuojun (Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Research, The University of Hong Kong)

Yang Rui (Associate Dean - Research), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong)

Gaele Goastellec (President Consortium of Higher Education Researchers - CHER)

Hugo Horta (The University of Hong Kong)

3.30pm - 5pm

8.30am - 10am

Keynote conversation: University Dynamism and Euro-Asia Interdependency: Possibilities and Realities

Chair and moderator: Gerard A. Postiglione (The University of Hong Kong)

Speakers: Simon Marginson (University of Oxford) and Jinghuan Shi (Tsinghua University)

Hong Kong time


London time


Sessions (Parallel)

5pm - 6pm

10am -11am

Digital higher education: A divider or bridge builder? Leadership perspectives on digital learning for collaboration


Anne Leiser (Global Learning Council)

Erle Lim Chuen Hian (National University of Singapore)

Ilka Parchmann (Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Kiel)

Bronwen Deacon (Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society)

The influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the governance of international students, the case of three global research universities


Tatiana Fumasoli (IoE, University College London)

Akiyoshi Yonezawa (Tohoku University)

Zhou Zhong (Tsinghua University)

Isak Froumin (Higher School of Economics)

6pm - 7pm

11am - 12pm (noon)

European researchers in Chinese academia before & after Covid-19 pandemic


Halldór Berg Harðarson (University of Iceland, EURAXESS China)

Mikkel Mouritzen (Sino-Danish Centre, Roskilde University)

Andrea Braun Střelcová (Tampere University)

The Global Challenges and Future Prospects for Higher Education in the Next Decade


Heather Eggins (Cambridge University)

Gaele Goastellec (University of Lausanne)

Pedro Teixeira (University of Porto)

Pavel Zgaga (University of Ljubljana)

Maria Slowey (Dublin City University)

Book discount voucher for CHER members and conference participants: HERE

7pm - 8pm

12pm (noon) -1pm

Challenges for higher education data across continents


Benedetto Lepori (Università della Svizzera italiana)

Victor M. H. Borden (Indiana University)

Hamish Coates (Tsinghua University)

Institutional Profiles and Cultural Features in University Governance in Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan


Sou-Kuan Vong (University of Macau)

William Yat-Wai Lo (Education University of Hong Kong)

Sheng-Ju Chan (National Chung Cheng University)