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

Professor Helen Bartlett


Pro Vice-Chancellor, Chief Executive
Monash University, Malaysia


8:50 AM [Panel Discussion] Repositioning Asia’s Higher Education Sector in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) World

  • Mapping and addressing the current driving forces impacting the development of higher education
  • Asia as one-stop destination: optimizing the competitive edges to attract global and regional students
  • Spearheading technology investment as the driving force to move the university forefront
  • Repositioning Asia’s Higher Education Sector in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) World
  • Decoding and meeting the changing needs of millennial students


3:00 PM [Case Study] Reinventing Higher Education Business Models: Ushering the Dawn of a Self-Financing and Autonomous University

Established some 17 years ago, Monash University Malaysia has transformed its positioning from a small branch campus to a world class, self-financing and research-led institution. The joint venture between Monash University and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation is considered to be one of the most successful transnational higher education partnerships in the region.

Spearheading the dynamic partnership, Professor Bartlett will share the success pathway to build a private university as a sustainable business, balancing competing demands from various stakeholders. This session will chart the journey of a progressive higher education institution, which achieves world-class quality at the same time as business effectiveness.
  • Forming strategic partnerships with industry
  • Driving opportunities to generate external research income
  • Balancing competing demands of stakeholders
  • Creating industry opportunities for students and graduates
  • Combining world-class quality and business efficiency


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

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