Monday 14 July 2014


Dr Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert and former World Bank Tertiary Education Coordinator: 'In search of academic excellence: new management challenges'

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marginsonProfessor Simon Marginson, Professor of Higher Education, Institute of Education, University of London, UK: 'The university, the nation-state and internationalisation’

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Emma Falk, Research Officer, The Association of Commonwealth Universities: 'The ACU’s Salary Survey and the implications of its findings on international recruitment' | Abstract

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Steve Van Kamassah, Deputy Registrar, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana: ‘The impact of brand strategy in international student recruitment in the West African sub-region: a case for revenue mobilisation for public universities’ | Abstract

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Professor John Briggs, Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal International Dean (Africa), University of Glasgow: ‘Strategic partnership building in Africa: principles & experiences’ | Abstract

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Dr Matata Mokoele, Senior Director, Durban University of Technology, South Africa: ‘Management of human resources in a transnational education environment: promises, challenges and achievements’ | Abstract

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Christine Barr, Director of Human Resources, and Tracey Stirling, Recruitment Manager, University of Glasgow, UK: 'The impact on HR of internationalisation, and how best to strategise for it: the University of Glasgow experience' | Abstract

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Tracy Playle, Director and Communications Strategist, Pickle Jar Communications Ltd, and Rob Speekenbrink, Consultant Online Media, TUDelft (Delft University of Technology), Netherlands: 'International social media' | Abstract

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Dr Chris Yeomans, Head of International Affairs, Recruitment and International Office, University of Glasgow, UK: 'Globalising mission and identity: strategic internationalisation at the University of Glasgow' | Abstract

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Dr Diana Beech, Research Associate, Faraday Institute, University of Cambridge, UK: 'Culture, religion and the university: shaping the values and missions of universities in today’s multi-cultural world' | Abstract

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Liz Baré, Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Higher Education and LH Martin Institute for Leadership and Management in Higher Education, University of Melbourne, Australia, and Partner, HR Global Innovations, and Kath Clarke, Director of Human Resources, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK: 'HRM implications of internationalisation: Australian, New Zealand, and UK perspectives' |Abstract

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Emma Leech, Director of Marketing and Advancement, University of Loughborough, UK: ‘Harnessing advocates’

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Dr Catherine Martin, College Secretary, College of Arts, University of Glasgow, UK: 'Why Glasgow? Why now? A civic university and the Commonwealth Games'

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Tuesday 15 July 2014


Professor Roger Makanjuola, former Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria: 'The business of higher education'

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Andrea Farquhar, Assistant Vice-President, Public and Government Relations, McMaster University, Canada: ‘Building a PR team that will thrive and deliver no matter what the organisational structure’ | Abstract

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Steve Daysh, Partner, HR Global Innovations: ‘If HR gets a place at the table, is its role to ask one lump or two?’ | Abstract

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Esther Ajayi, Director, Personnel Affairs, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria: ‘Workplace politics and implications for university HR management’ | Abstract

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Dr Johan Grobbelaar, Senior Professor, Anita Lombard, CEO Personnel Union, and  Chelepe David Mocwana, Senior Officer of Employee Relations, all at the University of the Free State, South Africa: ‘The business of higher education – changing policies, practices and conditions of service to maintain financial sustainability’ | Abstract

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Lindiwe Nyoni, Information and Public Relations Officer, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe: ‘Student-centred marketing – perspectives from an African university’ | Abstract

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Paul Geswindt, Director, Alumni Relations and Fundraising, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa: ‘Institutional advancement – the strategic role of alumni’ | Abstract

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Col (retd) Prabhdeep Singh Sandhu, Registrar, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India: ‘Road map for higher education in India and other developing countries’ | Abstract

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Professor Angela Hildyard, Professor of Higher Education and Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity, University of Toronto, Canada: 'Building and sustaining a fulfilling career in a university: what HR and PR can do to support staff at all levels'

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Andy Fryer, Head of Communications and Membership, UCEA (Universities and Colleges Employers Association), UK: ‘HR/PR/IR – working to communicate the benefits of working in our successful sector while addressing the growing concerns’ | Abstract

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Dr Renalde Huysamen, Director, Performance Management and Staff Development, University of the Free State, South Africa: ‘Performance management: planning the performance appraisal discussion’ | Abstract

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Siow Leng Choo, Director, Human Resources, National University of Singapore: ‘Managing stakeholder expectations in an increasingly diverse higher education workforce’ | Abstract

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Monisa Wan, Director, Human Resources, The Open University of Hong Kong: 'Succeed in succession for further success' | Abstract

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Alison Johns, Head, Policy for Leadership, Governance and Management, HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England): ‘Efficiencies in the HE workforce’ | Abstract

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Wednesday 16 July 2014


Brooke Young, Vice-President, Marketing and Advancement, Victoria University, Australia: ‘Developing an effective university social media strategy’

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Professor John Wood, Secretary General, The Association of Commonwealth Universities: ‘The research data revolution and the “Open Science” phenomenon’ | Abstract

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Aqeela Asif, Assistant Professor, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan: ‘New universities emerging in Asia and the Middle East’ | Abstract

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Natasha Lokhun, Communications Manager, and Emmanuelle Chazarin, Communications Assistant, The Association of Commonwealth Universities: 'How can universities champion their contributions to wider society?' |Abstract

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Ms Rosemary Stamp, Director and Principal Consultant, Stamp Consulting: 'A challenge for the future'

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