Theme:

Building a better world through higher education

Published on 01 November 2019
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University leaders, academics, and international scholarship students came together at an ACU event on Wednesday 5 December to explore how higher education can help build a better world.

Hosted by King's College London, the event was an opportunity to discuss the role of universities in addressing human trafficking and modern slavery, gender equality and inclusion, peace and reconciliation, and climate change and resilience.

HRH The Duchess of Sussex attended the event and took part in discussions, following her first official speech to students at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji in October 2018.

Other attendees included:

  • Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change at the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester
  • Professor Paul Boyle, Vice Chair of the ACU Council and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester
  • Professor Edward Byrne, Principal of King's College London
  • Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton
  • Professor Shearer West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham
  • Dr Dame Nicola Brewer, Vice-Provost (International) of University College London
  • Professor Funmi Olonisakin, Vice-Principal (International) of King's College London
  • Professor Shaun Ewen, Chair of the ACU Peace and Reconciliation Network and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) of the University of Melbourne