A workshop from the 2015 Sydney conference, hosted by Kazuo Ogata, Senior Vice President, Kyushu University and Luut Kroes, Director of Education and Students, University of Groningen.

The theme of presentations was ‘Demonstrating the economic value of the university to the city’ and was split into two parts:

  1. Designing the University of the Future with the Wisdom of the PastShifting the location of a comprehensive university not only affects its social infrastructure but also has an economic and social impact on the city to which it belongs.Kazuo discussed his experiences of working with the city to create a university of the future that will foster cohesive and economically rewarding relationships between campus and community, and students and citizens.
  2. What did the University Ever do For Us?Luut discussed the relationship between the University of Groningen and the city. He will share how the city, region, and University worked together to develop a campaign and brand for mutual benefit.

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2015 Sydney Conference Presentation: Kazuo Ogata - Demonstrating The Economic Value of The University To The City

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2015 Sydney Conference Presentation: Luut Kroes - Demonstrating The Economic Value of The University To The City

Kazuo Ogata is an entomologist and has been involved in various international development projects of higher agricultural education in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. From 2009 to 2014, he held the position of Executive Adviser to the President of the University, conducting the Global 30 initiative. Presently, he is in charge of the Top-Global University Project in Kyushu University, a project covering comprehensive reforms in the field of research, education, and governance, as well as strategic reputation management.

Luut Kroes manages strategic policy, quality assurance, and internationalisation. A key function of his department is communication with Dutch and international students. In 2008, Luut was behind the introduction of Trinicom (now KANA) to improve and professionalise communication with students.

Luut is also chair of the National Forum for University Departments of Student Affairs, a member of the COIMBRA Employability Taskforce, and a member of the board of the University Hotel.

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