Global Higher Education Forum (GHEF)

7th Global Higher Education Forum 2021 (GHEF7.0)

Date: 16 - 17 August 2021
Theme: “Disruptive Era: Higher Education at the Crossroads”

 Sub - Themes

  1. Future Talent and Workforce
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Digital Education
  4. Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET)

Keynote Speakers

  1. Dr. Yuko Harayama 
  2. Emeritus Prof. Geoffrey Scott
  3. Distinguished Prof. Dr. Rajah Rasiah
 

Publications

  1. Future Talents in Higher Education
  2. Higher Education from Region to Nation for the Community
  3. Higher Education: Developing Holistic Graduates

 

Collaborators     
 Organisers Co-Organisers Partners Strategic Partners Secretariat
  1. Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
  2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  1. International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  2. Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak)
  3. SEGi University
  4. Asia Pacific University (APU)
  5. Kaduna State University (KASU), Nigeria
  1. The HEAD Foundation (THF), Singapore
  2. Higher Education Research Association (HERA), South Korea
  3. Malaysian Society for Higher Education Policy & Research Development (PenDapat)
  4. University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UNIMY)
  5. Xiamen University (Malaysia Campus), China
  1. Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia
  2. Department of Women Development, Ministry of Women and Family Development
  1. National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN)

Videos

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Panel Discussion

6th Global Higher Education Forum 2018 (GHEF6.0)

Date: 8th – 10th October 2018
Theme: “Thriving for Knowledge, Industry and Humanity in a Dynamic Higher Education Ecosystem”

 Sub - Themes

  1. Policy and Governance
  2. Research, Development and Innovation (RDI)
  3. Academic Excellence and Learning
  4. Social Learning and Community Engagement
  5. Higher Education in Industry 4.0

Keynote Speakers

  1. Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail FASc Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (2016 - 2019)
  2. Mr. Yu-Book Lim, Managing Director, The HEAD Foundation, Singapore
  3. Professor Dr. Gerard A. Postiglione, Chair Professor in Higher Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

 

Publications

  1. Higher Education in Malaysia: A Critical Review of the Past and Present for the Future (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia and Penerbit Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia)
  2. Sustainability of Higher Education: Global Perspective (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)
  3. Academia and Communities: Engaging for Change [Published by United Nations Universities-Institute for the Advances Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)]
Collaborators     
 Organisers Co-Organisers Secretariat
  1.  Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE)
  2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  1. International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  2. The HEAD Foundation, Singapore (THF)
  3. Higher Education Research Association (HERA)
  4. University of Seoul, South Korea
  1. National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN)
  2. Ministry of Higher Education, (MoHE)

Gallery

GHEF 2018

Global Higher Education Forum (GHEF) 2016

Date: 5 ‐ 7 April 2016
Theme: “The Role of Higher Education in Developing Societal Resilience and Sustainability”

 Sub - Themes

  1. Higher education and resilience: From ideas to practice
  2. Higher education and its resilient future
  3. Peaceful, resilient and inclusive societies for sustainable development
  4. Global partnership for sustainable development
 

Keynote Speakers

  1. Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, Bangkok
  2. Prof. Masafumi Nagao, Institute for the Advance Study of Sustainability, United Nations University, Tokyo
 

Publications

  1. Internationalisation of Higher Education: Insights from Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)
  2. Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Higher Education: Challenges and Strategies (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)
  3. Governance Reforms in Public Universities of Malaysia (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)
  4. Mobiliti Akademik: Memperkasa Pemindahan dan Perkongsian Ilmu ke Arah Kesarjanaan (Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia & IPPTN)

 

Collaborators     
 Organisers Co-Organisers Secretariat
  1.  Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE)
  2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  1. UNESCO Bangkok
  2. LH Martin Institute
  3. Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF)
  1. National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN)

Gallery

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Global Higher Education Forum (GHEF) 2013

Date: 4 ‐ 6 December 2013
Theme: “Sustaining Diverse Ecosystems in Higher Education Towards Inclusive Futures"

 Sub - Themes

  1. Cultural connectivity 
    • Language, community representation
    • Intercultural dialogues
    • Indigenous/vernacular knowledge
  2. Engaging networks 
    • Industry/community links
    • Social/industrial/political innovation
    • Philanthropy & volunteerism
  3. Values and ethics: Humanising higher education 
    • Human governance
    • Shared and contested values
  4. Voices and actors in higher education 
    • The underrepresented group
    • Widening access and promoting equity
    • Education for all
    • Beyond listening to charting pathways
 

Keynote Speakers

  1. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Teichler International Centre for Higher Education Research, Germany
  2. Sir Graeme Davies University of London, United Kingdom
 

Publications

  1. Charting New Directions for Muslim Universities (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)
  2. Developments in Higher Education: National Strategies and Global Perspectives (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)

 

Collaborators     
 Organisers Co-Organiser Secretariat
  1.  Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE)
  2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  1. Taylors University
  1. National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN)

Gallery

Global Higher Education Forum (GHEF) 2011

Date: 13 ‐ 15 December 2011
Theme: “Global Higher Education: Reflecting on the Past, Designing Sustainable Futures”

 Sub - Themes

  1. Reflecting on past discussion
    • Higher education access and equity
    • Effects of global recession on higher education
  2. Taking stock of plans constructed/abandoned
    • Higher education regionalisation and harmonisation
    • Staff/student mobility
    • Attracting global talent
  3. Sustainable futures
    • Indigenous knowledge
    • Advance civilisation
    • Priority on humanity and nature
  4. Education for rapid global socio‐cultural change‐beyond “business‐as‐usual”
    • “The truly strategic of the 21st century”
    • Futures in higher education: Futures studies courses‐ cases and designs
    • Futures of higher education: Diverse alternatives from around the globe
    • Inclusive higher education for the “bottom billion” and the most vulnerable
  5. Education for rapid global socio‐cultural change‐beyond “business‐as‐usual”
    • “Welcome to postnormal times”
    • Complexity, creativity, imagination, innovation
    • Transdisciplinary, integral studies, postnormal studies
    • Role of media and civil societies in creating new knowledge and learning
  6. Higher education to sustain a fragile planet
    • “Pedagogy for sustainable futures”
    • Impact of climate change on higher education futures
    • Eco‐logical education
    • Higher education in climate‐change vulnerable regions
 

Keynote Speaker

  1. Prof. Sohail Inayatullah, Tamkang University
 

Publications

  1. Quality Assurance and University Rankings in Asia (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)
  2. Higher Education and Human Capital Development between Malaysia and CLV Countries: Towards Strategic Partnership and Alliances (IPPTN)
  3. Development of Higher Education and Its Future (IIUM Press & IPPTN)
  4. Diversity of Higher Education Models (IIUM Press & IPPTN)

 

Collaborators  
 Organisers Intellectual Support Secretariat
  1.  Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE)
  2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  3. World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
  1. International Association of Universities
  2. Association of African Universities (AAU) 
  3. Right Livelihood College (RLC)
  1. National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN)

Gallery

Global Higher Education Forum (GHEF) 2009

Date: 13 ‐ 16 December 2009
Theme: “Current Trends, Future Perpsectives”

 Sub - Themes

  1. HE regionalisation and harmonisation: One model fits all?
    • Diversity of HE models, either existing or that existed in recent past
    • Current trends in regional harmonisation of HE systems
    • Challenges and trends in regional harmonisation of HE systems
  2. HE in a globally competitive world – From a tradable to a competitive commodity
    • Should HE be a tradable commodity?
    • Cross‐border HE and internationalisation: Are there losers? 
    • Global ranking and benchmarking of HE institutions: Who benefits?
  3. HE in times of global financial and economic turbulence
    •  Repercussions of the economic crisis on the HE sector: Funding, student enrolment, quality, etc.
    • Will HE in the South be affected in the same way as in the North? What will be the impact on national growth and development?
    • How can the challenges be overcome? Are there avenues for North‐South HE collaboration?
  4. Scenarios for HE futures
    • HE to serve local or global needs, or both? 
    • Alternative models of HE futures
    • Embedding values and service to humanity in the HE futures
 

Keynote Speaker

  1. Prof. Jomo K. S.
    United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
 

Publications

  1. Student Loan Schemes: Experiences of New Zealand, Australia, India and Thailand and Way Forward for Malaysia (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)
  2. Quality Assurance and University Rankings in Higher Education in the Asia Pacific: Challenges for Universities and Nations (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)
  3. 50 Years of Higher Education Development in Malaysia (1957 - 2007) (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)

 

Collaborators  
 Organisers Intellectual Support Secretariat
  1.  Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE)
  2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  3. World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
  1. International Association of Universities
  2. Association of African Universities (AAU) 
  3. Right Livelihood College (RLC)
  1. National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN)

Gallery

Global Higher Education Forum (GHEF) 2007

Date: 6 ‐ 7 November 2007
Theme: “Knowledge and Relevant Human Resource Development”

 Sub - Themes

  1. Global mobility, access and equity in higher education 
  2. Governance, leadership, and quality of higher education
  3. Transnational, cross‐border education, and lifelong learning
 

Keynote Speaker

  1. Prof. Deepak Nayyar
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
 

Publications

  1. 50 Tahun Pembangunan Pendidikan Tinggi di Malaysia (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)
  2. Globalisation and Internationalisation of Higher Education in Malaysia (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)
  3. Governance and Leadership in Higher Education (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)
  4. Higher Education in Asia Pacific: Emerging Trends in Teaching and Learning (Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia & IPPTN)

 

Collaborator
Co-Organisers
  1. Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE)
  2. International Association of Universities (IAU)
  3. National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN)

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