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

Professor Graham Kendall

Provost and CEO
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Professor Graham Kendall is the Provost and CEO of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). He is also a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham. He has been in Malaysia since August 2011 and was previously the Vice-Provost  for Research and Knowledge Exchange.
He is a Director of MyResearch Sdn Bhd, Crops for the Future Sdn Bhd. and Nottingham Green Technologies Sdn Bhd.
He was awarded a BSc (Hons) First Class in Computation from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK in 1997 and received his PhD from The University of Nottingham (School of Computer Science) in 2000. 
Professor Kendall is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Fellow of the Operational Research Society (FORS).
He has published over 90 refereed journal papers (the vast majority in ISI ranked journals) and over 230 peer reviewed papers in total. He has edited 11 books and authored almost 20 book chapters.
He is currently an Associate Editor of ten journals and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions of Computational Intelligence and AI in Games.
As a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham he is a member of the Automated Scheduling, Planning and Optimisation Group (ASAP) in the School of Computer Science.
His research interests include Operations Research, Scheduling, Logistics, Vehicle Routing, Meta- and Hyper-heuristics, Evolutionary Computation and Games.


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

1:00 PM [Case Study] University-Industry Collaborations (UIC) as a Mechanism to Diversify Income Streams

As an established private research university, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) has an active research portfolio which is drawn from various sources but which has an emphasis on business engagement.

This session will focus on the strategic engagement with the business community and several business engagement projects. UNMC has also established an R&D company (MyResearch Sdn Bhd) as a vehicle to foster further engagement with the industrial sector. The talk will illustrate:

  • The research studies that underpin UICs (University-Industry Collaborations)
  • What percentage of revenues other universities, from across the world, are able to generate from UICs
  • Is it possible to not be so reliant on student fees? What diversification strategies are there?
  • How to secure funds, grants and scholarships from the industrial sector, which result in a win-win
  • The different ways to leverage on the intellectual property that exists within your University
  • Is it possible to leverage off the students, resulting in benefits for all stakeholders?
  • How do you measure the success of a UIC?


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

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