7th International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE)
“Saudi Universities and Vision 2030: Knowledge is the Oil of the Future”
09:00 hrs - 09:30 hrs
OPENING CEREMONY Welcome Remarks
  • HE Dr. Ahmed Al Eissa
    Minister of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
09:30 hrs - 10:00 hrs
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
  • Michael Crow
    President, Arizona State University, USA
10:30 hrs - 12:30 hrs
TOUR OF EXHIBITION CENTER/LUNCH
12:30 hrs - 14:00 hrs
SESSION 1
The Road To Excellence: Transforming Saudi Universities Into Great Institutions
  • Jamil Salmi
    Global Tertiary Education Expert, USA
  • Michael Crow
    President, Arizona State University, USA
  • Jean-Lou Chameau
    President, King Abdullah University for Science & Technology, KSA
  • Khalid Al Sultan
    Rector, King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals, KSA
Moderator
  • Philip Altbach
    Professor & Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA
14:00 hrs - 15:30 hrs
SESSION 2
Closing The Gap Between Universities and the Labor Market: Cultivating the New Skills and Capabilities for 21st Century Employment
  • Feridun Hamdullahpur
    President, University of Waterloo, CANADA
  • Susan McCahan
    Vice Dean, University of Toronto, CANADA
  • Elmer Sterken
    Rector Magnificus, University of Groningen, NETHERLANDS
  • Ahmed Al Yamani
    Rector, Prince Sultan University, KSA
Moderator
  • Eric Mazur
    Area Dean of Applied Physics, Harvard University, USA
15:30 hrs - 16:00 hrs
COFFEE BREAK/NETWORKING
16:00 hrs - 17:30 hrs
SESSION 3
Developing New Institutional Models for Higher Education - Educating for the Future
  • Carlos Alberto Kamienski
    Head, NUVEM Strategic Research Unit - UFABC, BRAZIL
  • Lauritz Holm-Nielsen
    President, EuroScience, DENMARK
  • Kerry Healey
    President, Babson College, USA
  • Sijbolt Noorda
    President Emeritus, University of Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Moderator
  • Jamil Salmi
    Global Tertiary Education Expert, USA
09:00 hrs - 11:00 hrs
SESSION 4
What the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Will Need from Future University Graduates
  • HE Dr. Majid Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi
    Minister of Commerce and Investment, KSA
  • Ahmed Al Humaidan
    Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Development, KSA
  • Khaled Al Sabti
    President, PEEC, KSA
  • Abdulrahman Al-Youbi
    Rector, King Abdulaziz University, KSA
Moderator
  • HE Dr. Ahmed M. Al-Eissa
    Minister of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
11:00 hrs - 11:30 hrs
COFFEE BREAK/NETWORKING
11:30 hrs - 13:00 hrs
SESSION 5
Transforming University Teaching To Cultivate Talent
  • Eric Mazur
    Area Dean of Applied Physics, Harvard University, USA
  • Mary Deane Sorcinelli
    Founding Director, Center for Teaching & Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts Amherst , USA
  • Fred Swaniker
    Chairman and Co-Founder, African Leadership Group, GHANA
  • Jennifer Herek
    Founding Dean, University College Twente, NETHERLANDS
Moderator
  • Lauritz Holm-Nielsen
    President, EuroScience, DENMARK
13:00 hrs - 14:30 hrs
Lunch
14:30 hrs - 15:00 hrs
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
  • Dato Seri Haji Idris bin Jusoh
    Minister of Higher Education, MALAYSIA
15:00 hrs - 16:30 hrs
SESSION 6
Rethinking Teacher Education - The University's Role
  • Pasi Sahlberg
    Professor, University of Helsinki, FINLAND
  • Stephanie J. Hull
    Vice President & CEO, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, USA
  • Saravanan Gopinathan
    Academic Director, Head Foundation, SINGAPORE
  • Nayyaf Al Jabri
    Deputy Minister of Education, Ministry of Education, (General Education), KSA
Moderator
  • Liz Reisberg
    Consultant, International Higher Education, Reisberg and Associates, USA
16:30 hrs - 17:00 hrs
Riyadh Conference Statement
  • Salim Al Malik
    General Director, Ministry of Education, KSA

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