A workshop from the 2015 Sydney conference, hosted by Alessia LefÉbur, Director of the Alliance Programme, Columbia University andAwang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic and International, University of Malaya (UM).

The workshop was themed around ‘The Rise of Asian Universities and the Implications for the West’. 

Asian universities have entered the super league, fuelled by generous government funding and an advanced economy. No longer are they the Third World of higher education. What does this mean for the West? How should they respond, and are there lessons to be learned on both sides?

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Sydney Conference Presentation: Alessia Lefébure - The Rise of Asian Universities and the Implications for the West

2015 Sydney Conference Presentation: Awg Bulgiba Awg Mahmud - The Rise of Asian Universities and the Implications for the West

Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud was formally the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation and oversaw a period of extraordinary research growth at the University of Malaya.

He was recently elected as President of the APACPH-KL, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to public health. He is also Vice-President for the College of Public Health at the Academy of Medicine, and a council member for the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.

Alessia Lefébure is the co-editor of “Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower?” published by IIE and the AIFS Foundation, New York, March 2015.

Before taking the leadership of the Alliance Program, a joint venture for innovation in global scientific and educational collaboration, Alessia served as the Director of the Centre for Asia and the Pacific at Sciences Po from 2006 to 2011. Between 2001 and 2006, she was based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where she launched and led Sciences Po’s first foreign office.

An internationally recognised expert, Alessia serves as a member of several juries and international committees in the field of higher education and research. Alessia volunteers for a number of causes, including empowerment through education, living together, and sustainable development, through groups including Line Global and Africa e Mediterraneo.

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