28 February - 01 March, 2017
Grand Millenium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Adam Thompson

Assistant Assistant President - Academic Affairs
Stamford International University, Thailand
Adam Thompson is Stamford International University’s Assistant President for Academic Affairs & the Dean of the faculty of Business and Technology. He has lead the university to become the first in the region to acquire IACBE accreditation, developed innovative bi-lingual programs, and deep industry connections across all university programs. He has a BA in History, an MBA from Webster University, and is nearing completion of a PhD in Knowledge Management from College of Management Mahidol University. Prior to becoming an academic he spent 7 years in U.S. Navy. He is also an active entrepreneur, notably founding Varavela Bangkok's premier wedding hall.


5:25 PM [Panel Discussion] Towards a University of Choice –Improving Student Recruitment Strategies in a Highly Competitive Market

  • Decoding and meeting student’s expectation for a 21st century university
  • Nurturing the reputation: what are other major values besides ranking?
  • Redefining and strengthening your institution’s unique value proposition offering to the students
  • Evaluating targeted recruitment and lead conversion strategies
  • Leveraging Omni-channel marketing to nurture touch points with the students

3:30 PM [Case Study] Strengthening International Credit Transfers to Uplift International Recruitment Strategies

Stamford International University, a member of Laureate International Universities, is one of the most international universities in South East Asia with 45% international students coming from 112 countries and total enrollment growth of 30% per year for the past four years. The university has become the first in the region to be accredited by IACBE for its student-centered business and management programs.

  • Bridging the language gap through bi-lingual programs
  • Best strategies for obtaining IACBE accreditation: an 18 month start to finish guide
  • How to implement a grass roots student-led international student recruitment strategy
  • How to maximize the benefit of international collaborations through offering targeted dual-degree programs


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