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

Professor Graeme Wilkinson

Vice Chancellor
Sunway University, Malaysia
Professor Graeme Wilkinson is Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University. He is a physics graduate of Imperial College London and holds a doctorate from Oxford University. In his early career he taught computer science at Kingston University, London, and at University College London. He subsequently led a research group at the European Union’s Joint Research Centre in Italy, and then held senior posts in several UK universities as a Head of School, Dean, and Pro Vice-Chancellor. He has been with Sunway University since July 2012. During his time at Sunway, the University has more than doubled in size and achieved high international ratings for its graduate employability. 

1:30 PM [Case Study] Meeting the Employability Challenge in the Age Of Sharing Economy and Crowd-Based Capitalism

University graduates are now emerging into a rapidly changing employment market. Some traditional job roles are disappearing and new ones are emerging. These changes are primarily driven by information and communication technologies, which are both automating some traditional jobs out of existence yet also creating new opportunities for intelligent highly-driven new graduates to establish new forms of business. The key issue for universities is how best to prepare graduates for this rapidly changing World of work. In this session you will hear about
  • How growth in higher education participation rates worldwide is impacting graduate employability rates
  • The changing patterns of employment driven by ICT and the growth in so-called “crowd-based capitalism”
  • The changing requirements for graduate employability skills
  • How universities need to adapt their employability skills training to address the changing employment market

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

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

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