ACU Centenary: Pushing the research frontier - long term vision of research policy

Published on : 12-Mar-2013
14-Mar-2013 - 15-Apr-2013 1000hrs - 1645hrs

VENUE : Lecture Room 6, Nanyang Executive Centre, Education Wing

Contact Information : rso-admin@ntu.edu.sg

 

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), in conjunction with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is pleased to bring together international academics, researchers, and funding bodiesfor the two-day conference, from 14 to 15 March 2013 at Lecture Room 6, Level 3 Nanyang Executive Centre, on the importance of the long-term vision of research policy. 

The conference provides a great opportunity for senior and early career academics as well as university administrators responsible for research, innovation and internationalisation to sit together, look at and discuss a variety of factors that will move research policy from its short-termism to a broader and more interdependent relationship.

Confirmed speakers include: Professor Cham Tao Soon, President Emeritus, Nanyang Technological University and Chancellor and Chairman Singapore Institute of Management University; Professor John Wood, Secretary General, ACU; and Sir David King, Former Director, Smith School, University of Oxford.

Pushing the research frontier - long term vision of research policy

Thursday  14th March

Lecture Room 6, Nanyang Executive Centre

 

10.00

Coffee and Registration

 

10.40

Welcoming Remarks

Prof Stephen K. Smith,

Vice President Research, NTU

10.45

Opening Plenary

Research policy: the Europe and Asia perspectives

Prof Cham Tao Soon

Prof Michael Khor

11.45

Roundtable discussions

 

12.30

Lunch

 

13.30

Plenary session:

The importance of the long term vision in setting national research policy

Sir David King

14.15

Roundtable discussions

 

15.15

Networking break

 

15.45

Plenary session:

Issues and challenges of Open Access

Choy Fatt Cheong

University Librarian, NTU

16.30

End of day one

 

17.30

Departure for dinner

 

18.15

Dinner

Function Hall 1, Nanyang Executive Centre

20.00

Return to hotels

 

 

Friday  15th March

Lecture Room 6, Nanyang Executive Centre

 

9.30

Coffee and Welcome

 

10.00

Plenary Session:

Getting research out of the lab

Heather Piwowar

11.00

Networking Break

 

11.30

Roundtable discussions:

The review process: finding and funding the best

 

12.45

Lunch

 

13.45

Plenary Session:

Facilitating international collaborations

Professor Steve Hillier, Vice-Principal International, University of Edinburgh

(And possibly Nottingham Malaysia PVC Research)

14.25

Networking Break

 

14.55

Roundtable discussions

 

15.30

Plenary sessions:

Global challenges on the research frontier

John Wood

16.00

Closing Plenary:

The future of research

Prof Low Teck Seng, CEO, National Research Foundation, Singapore

16.45

End of the day

 


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