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Day 1 - Wednesday July 5, 2017

Provisional agenda as of May 5, 2017

Time

Session and venue

9:00-9:30

Registration

9:30-9:45

Welcome Speech

Saurabh SHARMA, Vice President for RSS (A&G) APAC - Singapore

9:45-9:55

Welcome speech

Bundhit EUA‐ARPORN, President, Chulalongkorn University ‐ Thailand

9:55‐10:30

Harnessing Relevant Data for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Supachai PANITCHPAKDI, former Secretary General of UNCTAD and Director General of WTO ‐ Thailand

10:30‐11:00

Research and Innovation for Society: Roles of University

Kiat RUXRUNGTHAM, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Chulalongkorn University ‐ Thailand

11:00‐11:15

Coffee break

 

The Role of Universities in Addressing the Global Sustainability Challenges

11:15‐11:45

NCKU-An Engaged Academy: An Evolving Paradigm Facilitating Innovation in Triple-Helix Partnership

Huey‐Jen Jenny SU, President, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) ‐ Chinese Taipei

Abstract: Higher education has long been recognized as a primary engine for social development and has thus received supports from both public and private sectors.  Such positive interactions in turn provide opportunities for bonding between tertiary education institutions and their supporters. National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has had a long history of nurturing pioneers and talents that shape the development of our nation and society. It has thus enjoyed partnership with governments in tackling challenges they are facing and with national and internationally leading companies in fostering innovative future leaders. This interdependent yet independent triple-helix partnership has enabled NCKU to fulfill its social commitment and meanwhile exert its influence over the nation and the world as well as the city it calls its home.

11:45‐12:15

EcoCampus NTU, a meeting place for sustainability education, research, development and implementation

Alexander J.B. ZEHNDER, Scientific Director, Alberta Water Research Institute (Canada); Founder and Director of Triple Z Ltd (Switzerland); Visiting  Professor, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ‐ Singapore

Abstract: NTU aspires to be one of the world’s top engineering and science centres and a leader in areas such as clean technology and environmental sustainability. Constructing energy efficient buildings on its campus was the perfect opportunity for the university to galvanise behind a more visionary effort, the EcoCampus Initiative. In partnership with Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) and JTC Corporation, the EcoCampus initiative will transform NTU’s 200-hectare campus into a super sustainability test bed involving all stake holders: students, researchers, planners, builders, Singapore’s relevant agencies and the private sector. The presentation will summarize the thought process, the challenges in implementation, the current state and goals for the future.

12:15‐12:30

move from 7F to 20F

12:30‐13:30

Lunch and networking

13:30‐13:45

move from 20F to 7F or 8F

13:45‐14:30

Concurrent sessions

Research strategy 1
venue TBC

SciVal : metrics

Alexander van SERVELLEN, Solution Consultant, Elsevier  ‐ SciVal introduction (15min)

Leveraging SciVal as a Strategic Tool to Drive Change and Improvement

Alison LLOYD, Director, Institutional Research  and Planning Office (IRPO),   Hong Kong  Polytechnic University  ‐ Hong Kong  (30min)

Abstract: In the strive to cultivate more evidence-based management and decision-making, the Institutional Research and Planning Office plays a crucial role in making this a reality. An overview of how SciVal is used at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University will be shared, with particular focus on its usage for internal and external benchmarking of research performance.  Metrics from SciVal are incorporated into the Balanced Scorecard at the institution to provide greater transparency and drive continuous improvement.  Also shared will be insight on how SciVal is being used to support other areas of the institution, and the roll-out method used to enable quick realization of benefits.

Institutional research 2
venue TBC

How Elsevier supports your IR works

Adam GOH, Solution Sales Manager, Elsevier – Pure introduction (15min)
University Ranking and Academic Hub/ Pure Experts

Kuei‐Ru CHOU
, Library Director, Professor of  department of Nursing, Taipei Medical  University (TMU)  ‐ Chinese Taipei   (30min)

Abstract: The speaker will share the analytical methods in the World University Rankings applied by Taipei Medical University (TMU) in this session. Through TMU Academic Hub / Pure Experts, the university is able to manage all the faculty's research output, demonstrate the academic competitiveness and develop potential collaboration with international experts and institutions.

International collaboration 3
venue TBC

Community-based Research in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Moderator: Mario TABUCANON, Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) - Thailand

Keynote: Kazuhiko TAKEMOTO, Director, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) – Japan

Kiat RUXRUNGTHAM, Vice President, Research and Innovation, Chulalongkorn University – Thailand

Kanie NORICHIKA, Professor, Keio University; Senior Research Fellow, UNU-IAS – Japan

Nestor T. CASTRO, Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs, University of the Philippines Diliman - Philippines

Abstract: The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) launched at Rio+20 adopts the ‘whole institution’ approach to transformation of higher education institutions – curriculum, research, campus, and outreach. This ProSPER.Net session at the 4th Annual Asia Research Intelligence Conference will address research and its contribution to sustainable development in communities. As one of the largest and most diverse regions, HEIs in Asia-Pacific have considerable potential to innovate and collaborate on how their research can advance sustainability.

14:30‐14:45

move back to main hall, 7F

14:45‐15:00

Coffee break

 

Universities in a Metrics Driven Global Landscape

15:00‐15:30

Challenges and Opportunities for Research-Intensive Universities in Data-Laden World

Andy HOR, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong

Abstract: The massive data and information available, quite often at fingertips, and with a good mix of signal and noise, are changing the academic world. They are driving changes, positive and negative, even at fundamental level such as research directions, strategic foci, innovation framework, institutional partnership and talent management. The data deluge is also shaping global benchmarking, university ranking, and institutional evaluation. The author will summarise the challenges and opportunities therein, and present his view on the sustainability of universities in the current data-laden climate.

15:30‐16:00

Maximising the Collective Impact of Research Universities on Global Issues

Christopher TREMEWAN, Secretary General, Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) – Hong Kong

Abstract: In 2016, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) released the APRU Impact Report 2016, a comprehensive study of comparative data and case studies demonstrating the value and impact of the work of the 45 APRU member universities, on their societies and the challenges of the region.
In-depth analysis and more than two dozen case studies and graphics about critical global issues are featured covering health, infectious diseases, investment in education and workforce readiness, environmental changes and disaster preparedness, population demographics, global religions, exports and trade.

In his address, Dr Tremewan will demonstrate the value of building the evidence base which makes existing research collaborations transparent.  This identifies where deeper collaboration for increased impact is possible in areas of social responsibility and global challenges.

Providing data and case studies on collective competencies provides pathways for cooperation with multilateral agencies, governments and communities.  Examples will be given.  Elsevier was the data partner for the Report.

16:00‐16:30

Driving Social Impact with Sustainability Metrics

YS CHI, Chairman, Elsevier; and Director of Corporate Affairs and Asia Strategy, RELX Group - US

16:30‐16:45

Coffee break

16:45‐17:30

Panel discussion with all the plenary session speakers of the day

Moderator: Anders KARLSSON, Vice President, Academic Relations, Japan/Asia Pacific ‐ Japan

17:30‐17:45

Wrap‐up and group photos

17:45-18:00

move from 7F to 20F

18:00-20:30

Networking participants reception‐‐ venue: 20F

Opening speeches ‐ from Vice President Kiat RUXRUNGTHAM (Chulalongkorn University) followed by Kylie CHIEW (Elsevier)

Day 2 - Thursday July 6, 2017

Time

Session and venue

 

Sustainability

9:30-10:00

Silaporn BUASAI, Deputy Director, Thailand Research Fund - Thailand

10:00-10:30

Academic Information and AI for Innovation Management -Applications to identifying emerging trends in renewable energy technologies and sustainability science

Ichiro SAKATA, Professor and Head of the Department of TMI, Faculty of Engineering; Director, Policy Alternatives Research Institute; Advisor to the President, University of Tokyo ‐ Japan

Abstract: In today’s increasingly global and knowledge-based economy, competitiveness and growth depend on the ability to keep pace with the seeds of innovation in science and swiftly develop technological applications. Planners or managers of scientific and technological research must grasp broader research coverage, and make decisions on effective investment in promising and emerging technologies. Since the traditional expert-based approach is time-consuming and subjective, it is expected to be supplemented by a computer-based approach. We will propose a comprehensive approach used a citation network analysis and a machine learning to identify knowledge structure and emerging researches. Then, we will show examples of analysis results in the field of renewable energy technologies and sustainability science.

10:30-10:45

Coffee break

10:45-11:00

move from 7F to 8F for 1 concurrent session

11:00‐11:45

Concurrent sessions

Research strategy 1
venue TBC

SciVal : metrics

Alexander van SERVELLEN,Solution Consultant, Elsevier‐ SciVal introduction (15min)

Alison LLOYD, Director, Institutional Researchand Planning Office (IRPO),Hong Kong Polytechnic University‐ Hong Kong(30min)

Institutional research 2
venue TBC

How Elsevier supports your IR works

Adam GOH,Solution Sales Manager, Elsevier – Pure introduction (15min)

University Ranking and Academic Hub/ Pure Experts

Kuei‐Ru CHOU, Library Director, Professor of department of Nursing, Taipei Medical University (TMU)‐ Chinese Taipei (30min)

Abstract: The speaker will share the analytical methods in the World University Rankings applied by Taipei Medical University (TMU) in this session. Through TMU Academic Hub / Pure Experts, the university is able to manage all the faculty's research output, demonstrate the academic competitiveness and develop potential collaboration with international experts and institutions.

International collaboration 3
venue TBC

How to build successful collaborations between research entities

Supachai PATHUMNAKUL, President, Research University Network (RUN); Vice President, Research and Technology Transfer, Khon Kaen University – Thailand

Mongkol TECHAKUMPHU, Director, Research University Network (RUN), Chulalongkorn University - Thailand

Chayanis KRITTASUDTHACHEEWA, Deputy Director, Stockholm Environmental Institute – Asia - Thailand

11:45‐12:00

move from 7F or 8F to 20F

12:00-13:00

Lunch and networking

13:00-13:15

move from 20F to 7F

 

Universities, Big Data and Digital Disruption

13:15-13:45

Big Physical Data: Research Trends for Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley

Pei ZHANG, Associate Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University – US

Abstract: Transformative and high impact ideas that result in societal good often requires bringing together multiple research domains, industry, and users. This talk will first outline the vision for the new Human Mobility Analytics and Services (HUMANS) Initiative. This new research initiative is based at CMU’s Silicon Valley campus, involving faculty from the ECE and CEE Departments, and strong collaborations with the Silicon Valley industry. The goal of HUMANS is to connect faculty from multiple Carnegie Mellon campuses with industry resources and to enable researchers and students to work on ideas that will have immediate and positive impacts on individuals and society. The talk will also present initial example research projects and insights from our research in the smart city and smart healthcare domains.

13:45-14:15

Connected Yonsei, Building a Smart Campus

Jaiyong LEE, Provost, Yonsei University ‐ SouthKorea

Abstract: Digital transformation in higher education is now becoming an inevitable reality because the university students exposed to digital innovation are already familiar with new digital technology in their everyday life. Also, digital technology such as cloud services, smart mobile phones, and the IoT are providing effective teaching platforms and learning methodologies.

Educational digital transformation practices in teaching platforms and learning methodologies being performed through the Open Smart Education (OSE) center of Yonsei University are introduced. They are cloud-based Flipp learning, MOOC and K-MOOC, content writing courses, and experience-based learning operated in the Y-Valley platform and DFK (Design Factory Korea) of Yonsei University.

In addition, cases of digital transformation in the research of Yonsei University using various information such as global researcher connectivity and various research outputs on YRI (Yonsei Research Information) are introduced.

14:15-14:45

The power of networked information to support research communities

Olivier DUMON, Managing Director, Research Products, Elsevier ‐ The Netherlands

14:45‐15:00

Coffee break

15:00‐15:30

Panel discussion with all the plenary session speakers of the day

Moderator: Anders KARLSSON, Vice President, Academic Relations, Japan / Asia Pacific ‐ Japan

15:30‐16:00

ClosingRemarks

TBC

followedby

Jaiyong LEE, Provost, Yonsei University ‐ SouthKorea

16:30‐18:00

Chulalongkorn University organized post‐conference site tour