Our global gathering brought together outstanding global thought leaders across higher education, research, industry and government, to learn, network and share their knowledge and experiences. The THE World Academic Summit delegates were the first to have a detailed look the 2015-16 THE World University Rankings results.
Day 1 - 01 Oct 2015
Duncan Ross, data and analytics director, Times Higher Education;
M'hamed el Aisati, director of content and analytics, Elsevier.
Brian Schmidt, Nobel laureate and professor, Australian National University;
Jack Clegg, ARC future fellow and senior lecturer in inorganic chemistry, The University of Queensland;
Vicki Thomson, chief executive, Group of Eight Universities (G8);
Wolfgang Huang, director, executive secretariat, Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
Derek Douglas, vice-president for civic engagement, The University of Chicago;
Jaume Casals, rector, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona;
Cheryl de la Rey, vice-chancellor and principal, University of Pretoria.
Libby Hackett, visiting senior research fellow in global higher education policy, University of the West of England;
Calum Drummond, deputy vice-chancellor research and innovation, RMIT University;
Mikhail Strikhanov, rector, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute)
David Harrington, managing director APAC, Hobsons;
Karan Khemka, partner and co-head of education practice, Singapore office head, Parthenon;
Jiro Kokuryo, vice-president for international affairs, Keio University.
Day 2 - 02 Oct 2015
Julia Middleton, founder and chief executive, Common Purpose Charitable Trust;
Marni Oaten, director (corporate responsibility), WorleyParsons;
Paul Scurrah, chief executive officer, DP World, Australia;
Dirk Van Damme, head of innovation and Measuring Progress (IMEP) Division, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills.
Kap-Young Jeong, president, Yonsei University;
Shearer West, head of humanities, University of Oxford;
Margaret Sheil, provost, University of Melbourne;
Hassan Rashid Al-Derham, president, Qatar University.
Mark Sudbury, director of communications, University College London (UCL);
Mohamed Albaili, deputy vice-chancellor for academic affairs (provost), United Arab Emirates University (UAEU);
Ailie Ferrari, university brand strategist, University of Glasgow.
Edward Byrne, president and principal, King’s College London;
Sarah Springman, rector, ETH Zurich;
Glyn Davis, vice-chancellor and principal, The University of Melbourne;
Dan Mogulof, assistant vice-chancellor for executive communications, Office of Public Affairs at the University of California, Berkeley;
Kap-Young Jeong, president, Yonsei University.
Glyn Davis, vice-chancellor and principal, The University of Melbourne.