THE Campus Live Japan: Exclusive Discount for IAFOR Members

IAFOR is happy to support Times Higher Education (THE) as they launch their first Campus Live event in Japan this December 13-14 at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. As a strategic partner for the event, IAFOR is happy to offer our Members, as well as registered delegates for The Asian Conference on Education (ACE2022), a 50% discount on registration fees. IAFOR Members and ACE2022 delegates will be sent an email containing a discount code in the coming days.

About the Event

THE Campus Live Japan

THE Campus Live is a suite of events that primarily focuses on finding solutions for the practical challenges of university management: its people, buildings and the educational system within which institutions operate. With iterations in the UK, US, ANZ and Southeast Asia, sessions will comprise content through a regional lens, including thought leadership panels, knowledge sharing and best practice case studies from the region’s institutions. Commercial content will be presented in the form of keynotes, panel discussions, demos and roundtables. The event is centred around learning and solutions; delegates will come away with practical knowledge, ideas and connections to improve their university’s working practices.

THE Campus Live Japan has been designed in consultation with the sector. As experienced in many international higher education sectors across the world, Japanese universities are emerging from the pandemic. There have been many discussions regarding what has changed and what has not changed following the last two years of uncertainties, in addition to many other challenges that haven’t been addressed since before the pandemic. The event will allow delegates to explore the post-pandemic future of Japanese universities and gain new ideas and insights for addressing their challenges. This will be the first THE Campus Live event to be held in Japan.


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Tuesday, 13 December, 2022

Trends in world universities: Common issues faced by universities around the world and the measures being taken to solve them.

Location: Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

08:30-09:30 Check In

09:30-10:00 Welcome Remarks
Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, THE
Kohei Itoh, President, Keio University

10:00-10:15 Plenary
The Role of Our Universities in a Post-pandemic World

Julia Longbottom, British Ambassador to Japan, UK Government

10:15-11:00 International Keynote
Stumbling Bear, Soaring Dragon: Russia, China and the Future of Global Science

Jo Johnson, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

11:15-12:00 Plenary
The Future of Universities: How Universities Can Help Societies Respond to the Global Challenges

Peter Mathieson, President, The University of Edinburgh

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Special Session
Strategies for Hybrid Learning: How to Plan for Online and Blended Education Post-COVID

Hiroki Inoue, Regional Director (Japan), Class Technologies

13:00-14:00 Special Session
University’s Contribution to Global Challenges: Institutional Strategies and the Role of Universities in Making a Difference

Matthew Knowles, Director, British Council Japan
Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, THE
Mitsunobu Kano, Vice-executive Director, Okayama University
Atsushi Yokota, Executive Vice-president of International Affairs and SDGs, Hokkaido University

14:15-15:15 Special Session
Global Engagement: What Does It Mean to Universities? How Can It Be Approached and Achieved in Different Cultural Contexts?

Azusa Tanaka, Regional content director (Japan), THE
Tatiana Fumasoli, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Studies, University College London
Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Vice-director of the International Strategy Office, Tohoku University

15:30-16:15 Plenary
Building a Strong Brand to Support International Collaboration and Attract the Best Talent

Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, THE

16:15-17:15 University Leaders Panel
Building a Strong Brand to Support International Collaboration and Attract the Best Talent

Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, THE
Jo Johnson, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Caroline Benton, Vice-president and Executive Director of Global Affairs, University of Tsukuba
Genta Kawahara, Executive Vice-president of Global Engagement, Osaka University
Peter Mathieson, President, The University of Edinburgh

17:15-17:30 Closing Remarks

Wednesday, 14 December, 2022

Japan in the world and the future of Japanese universities: Universities and their ideal visions for society.

08:30-09:00 Check In

09:00-09:15 Welcome Remarks
Azusa Tanaka, Regional content director (Japan), THE

09:15-10:00 Plenary
Trends and Landscape of Higher Education in Asia: The Challenges and Opportunities for Japanese Universities

Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, THE

10:15-11:00 Keynote
Japan’s Position in a Fast-changing World: Insights for Higher Education

Shinichi Kitaoka, Special Advisor to the President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

11:15-12:15 Special Session
Energising Research Confidence in Japan

Anders Karlsson, Vice-president of Global Strategic Networks (Asia-Pacific), Elsevier
Hiroko Bannai, Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Hideki Miwa, Section Chief in Molecular Neuropsychopharmacology Section, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry

11:15-12:15 Special Session
Half-Opening Pandora's Box: New Paradigms of Student Mobility Post-pandemic

Shingo Ashizawa, Vice-president, Kansai University of International Studies
Keiko Ikeda, Vice-director of the Institute for Innovative Global Education, Kansai University
Hiroshi Ota, Professor in the Centre for General Education and Director of the Global Education Programme, Hitotsubashi University

12:15-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:15 Special Session
The Role of University in the International Co-creative World – Learnings from Singapore

Chie Sato, International Co-creation Consultant, Biztech
Yusuke Tsuji, Executive Officer, Intellectual Capital Management Group

13:15-14:15 Special Session
University Management in Japan: What Are the Lessons from the UK University Management Model?

Azusa Tanaka, Regional content director (Japan), THE
Masao Homma, President, Innovative University Management Association
Toshinori Sano, Director General, National Institute for School Teachers and Staff Development

14:30-15:15 Plenary
Universities in a Globalised World and Challenges for Japanese Universities

Takehiko Kariya, Professor of the Sociology of Japanese Society, University of Oxford

15:30-16:45 University Leaders Panel
The Challenges and Opportunities of Reimagining the Future of Japanese Universities in the Post-pandemic World

Chie Sato, International Co-creation Consultant, Biztech
Teruo Fujii, President, The University of Tokyo
Kohei Itoh, President, Keio University
Yuko Takahashi, President, Tsuda University

16:45-17:00 Closing Remarks
Chris Platt, Head of Content for THE Campus Live, THE

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