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TIME SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2016
3.15 – 5.30pm Welcome reception
Hosted by Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Newcastle
Venue: Watt Space Gallery        
TIME MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2016
8am Shuttle bus departs to conference venue
8.15am Conference registration
Coffee and tea
9am Welcome to Country
Mr Joe Griffin
Community Engagement Officer, The Wollotuka Institute, The University of Newcastle

Welcome address
Professor Caroline McMillen
Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Newcastle
9.15am Keynote address
Univer-Cities in the 21st Century Revisited
Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge (video in absentia)
9.30am

Session one

The core panel will address the complex and deeper community intertwining and the trans-disciplinary impact on the academic evolution in comprehensive or niche institutions whose origins emanate from medicine and physiology to rarer the ones in contemporary times.

Chair:
Adjunct Professor Anthony SC Teo
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Panelists:
Laureate Professor John Aitken
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Dilemma and Strategy - Shaping the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Professor Dr (Med) Frank Rühli
Head of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich
Univer-City of Zurich from an evolutionary medical perspective, 1850-2015.

Dr Gordon Johnson
Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge, 2001-2010
Cambridge – from medieval university to bio-medical campus: science, medicine, city and university – a long view.

Professor Bertil Andersson
President, Nanyang Technological University
Rising Top Young University NTU, Singapore - From Engineering and Business to Contemporary Start-Up Medical School Complementing the Regional Medical Hub and the Silvering Population.

10.45am Morning tea
11.15pm Chair:
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Emerita Professor Dr (Med) Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin
President, National Council of Women’s Organisations of Malaysia

Keynote address
Nuevo Experience of UON: From Medicine, Public Health and Beyond – Regionality and Inter-Continentality.
Professor Caroline McMillen
Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Newcastle
12.15pm Lunch
1.30pm

Session two

Univer-Cities Conference 2013 Updates on USA and Canada with new emerging Univer-Cities from Hong Kong and Paris-Singapore.

Chair:
Dr Gordon Johnson
Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge 2001-2010

Panelists:
Ms Emily Marthinsen
Assistant Vice-Chancellor and Campus Architect University of California Berkeley
Mr John Parman
Senior Associate, Gensler
University of California in the Bay Area: Present and Future of a Public University.

Dr Roseann Runte
President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University
Universities of Carleton and Ottawa’s impact on Canada’s National Capital Region – City of ‘Bright’ versus Paris’ ‘Light’ (video in absentia).

Emeritus Professor John Malpas
Former Vice President, The University of Hong Kong
Reinventing the University of Hong Kong in mortar and spirit with deepening engagement of the entrepreneurial fragrant city.
2.45pm Afternoon tea
3.15pm

Session three

Strategic and evolving implications of the single key node Eco-system of globalizing Univer-Cities.

Chair:
Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson AO
Director, Centre for Multiphase Process, The University of Newcastle

Panelists:
Professor Asit Biswas
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and Stockholm Water Prize Winner and Practitioner
Could a Single Factor Water Policy Impact a City and Redefine a Whole New Univer-City Relationship: Case of Singapore.

Cross Professor Emeritus Dr Nam Pyo Suh
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Strategy for Developing an Innovative University: S-Factor, S-Gap, and Vector Delta.
4.30pm Closing remarks and handover to 2019 Univer-Cities Conference host

Adjunct Professor Anthony SC Teo
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
5pm Conference close
5.10pm Transport departs for conference dinner
6pm – 9pm Conference dinner, Merewether Surfhouse