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Global University Summit 2013: Universities and Economic Growth

gus_news_and_events.jpgGlobal University Summit 2013, hosted by the University of Warwick in London, is
due to take place on 28-30 May.

The Summit will bring together speakers from the world of Higher Education, Business and Politics, including Rt. Hon. Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS); Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and Baroness Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.

The topic of this year’s Summit is ‘universities and economic growth’ and delegates will discuss the major global challenges facing higher education and society today. They will then prepare a declaration of commitment and policy recommendations for the G8 summit of world leaders, which is due to take place in Northern Ireland in June.

Speakers currently confirmed for this year's summit include:

  • Rt. Hon. Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)
  • Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
  • Sir John O’Reilly, Director General, Knowledge and Innovation, BIS
  • Sir Richard Lambert, former Director General of the Confederation of British Industry
  • Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky, former Chairman of the Social Market Foundation
  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Broadcast Journalist (Summit Host)
  • Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
  • Nemat Shafik, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Phil Smith, CEO Cisco UK & Ireland, Chairman, UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Chairman, e-Skills UK
  • Dr Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko, The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the UK
  • Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick
  • Dame Helen Alexander, Chancellor of the University of Southampton
  • Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Adviser to the Mayor of London
  • Dr Wendy Piatt, Director General and Chief Executive of the Russell Group
  • Andy Haldane, Executive Director of Financial Stability, Bank of England
  • Professor Dirk Van Damme, Head of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation at the OECD
  • Professor Dame Julia King, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University
  • Professor Abid Khan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Monash University Melbourne
  • Simon Bradley, Vice President of EADS
  • Dr Joanna Newman, Director, UK Higher Education International Unit
  • Simon Nelson, CEO Launch, Futurelearn
  • Ed Parsons, The Geospatial Technologist, Google
  • Ambassador Umberto Vattani, President of Venice International University
  • Professor Dirk Jan van den Berg, President, Delft University (Netherlands)
  • Professor Steve Kang, President of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • Mr Srikanth Iyengar, Vice-President and UK Head, Infosys Limited
  • Professor Dinesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi
  • Professor David Ward, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Dave Kochalko, Vice-President of Strategy and Business Development at Thomson Reuters Healthcare and Science
  • Dr Eden Woon, Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Professor Anders Malmberg,Deputy Vice Chancellor, Uppsala University
  • Edward Oakden, Managing Director, Strategic Trade, UKTI
  • Mr Simon Pratt, Product Manager, Institutional Research, Thomson Reuters
  • Professor Malcolm Press, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Amy B.M. Tsui,Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President, The University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Robert Sorrell, Vice President for Public Partnerships, BP
  • Professor Changyu Shen, President, Dalian University of Technology
  • Professor Andrei Ruckenstein, President, Boston University
  • Dr Phyllis Wise, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Toni Pearce, President-elect, National Union of Students
  • Ben Sundell, President-elect, University of Warwick Students’ Union
  • Professor Raj Srivastava, Provost & Deputy President, Singapore Management University
  • Neil Carberry, Director of Employment, Confederation of British Industry
  • John McNamara, Founder, McNamara Economic Research
  • Professor Hong Son Nguyen, Rector, VNU University of Economics and Business
  • David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation and Skills), Higher Education Funding Council for England

The 2013 summit follows on from previous successful summits in Chicago, Dijon, Vancouver and Turin.

This is an invitation-only event but you will be able to keep up to date with developments and news from the event by following the @GUSummit2013 Twitter account.

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