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

Dr. Geoffrey Williams

Williams Business Consultancy (Malaysia)
Professor Dr Geoffrey Williams was Deputy Vice Chancellor of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK). A graduate of the University of Cambridge, he has held academic positions at London Business School, Pembroke College University of Oxford and the Universities of London and Nottingham. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2004) and Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Management (2010). Geoffrey is Founder and Director of the Academy of Responsible Management Sdn Bhd and Williams Business Consultancy Sdn Bhd with a specialist practice in higher education management. His recent work has focused on higher education funding in the private and public sector and he has published thought leadership articles in the New Straits Times and elsewhere. Further information can be found at his listing at the Social Sciences Research

3:50 PM [Panel Discussion] Unlocking the Diversified Revenue Streams for a Less Tuition-Dependent Operation

  • Thinking differently about managing higher education institutions: addressing the volatility of higher education to economic conditions
  • Successful joint venture models
  • Assessing the demand to cultivate lifelong learning courses
  • Successful frameworks to drive philanthropic endowments

9:00 AM Workshop D: Diversifying Revenue Streams for Financial Sustainability on Asia Higher Education

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) around Asia are facing many challenges in creating affordable and accessible routes to world-class learning experiences for the next generation of students. Reliance on tuition fees is both burdensome for students and limiting for universities and new options for mixed income strategies need to be explored, developed and adopted.

This workshop discusses and shares ideas on funding options for HEIs, which draw on new approaches, create sustainable financing models and reduce the dependence on tuition fees. Learn the fundamentals of planning, launching and stabilizing the financial

  • What are the challenges for financing higher education?
  • The basics – Fee income and Non-fee income
  • The Three “Rs” – rental, retail and recreation – creating value from our own community
  • Research and Grants – building a self-sustaining research eco-system
  • Endowments, Waqf and Charity – Alumni endowments; Big donor endowments; Earned income endowments (income and asset sales);
  • Land-use / facilities usage and maximising space
  • Privatisation and Commercialisation – Privatisation – hospitals for example are already available
  • Investment portfolio income – how do we manage our investments, what are the likely returns and what investment criteria should we take into account?

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Geoffrey.

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