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Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, April 4-5, 2019

On April 4 – 5, 2019, Brown University and IE University welcome thought leaders from around the world to the 10th edition of “Reinventing Higher Education”, a conference designed to examine issues set to impact academia, government, and the private sector, as their future workforce continues to be buffeted by change. For the first time, this year’s edition will take place in the United States, on the Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island. The Conference will engage key stakeholders to promote a rich discussion on the future of higher education and ways academia, government and the private sector can work together to build the human capital of tomorrow.

The event will focus on a key question: How can higher education institutions, governments, and the private sector address the needs of a changing workforce, and how can they create collaborative synergies among all three groups to create more efficient, equitable, and effective models for educational delivery?

Launched in 2010 at IE University, Reinventing Higher Education is a symposium organized in collaboration with the IE Foundation. The overarching aim of the Conference is to provide a platform where university administrators, policy makers, entrepreneurs and top managers, academics, student representatives and media experts can meet to discuss the current status and future evolution of Higher Education (HE), and debate the direction research, learning, governance and management of universities should now take.

Speakers included

  • Santiago Iñiguez, President, IE University
  • Christina Paxson, President, Brown University
  • Jim Yong Kim, Vice Chairmen and Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners
  • Jill Agostino, Deputy Editor, Special Sections, The New York Times
  • Kofi Appenteng,President and CEO, Africa-America Institute
  • Michael Arthur , President and Provost, UCL
  • Dan Beaudry, Managing Director for North America, QS Unisolution
  • Jean Chambaz ,President, Sorbonne University
  • Bob Chapman , Chairman and CEO, Barry-Wehmiller Companies
  • Elsa del Castillo, President, Unievrsidad del Pacífico
  • José Escamilla , Educational Innovation Director, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Julio Frenk, President, University of Miami
  • Dilly Fung, Pro-Director OF Education, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Lucas S. Grosman , Universida de San Andrés
  • Ahmad Hasnah, President, Hamad bin Khalifa University
  • Meghan Hughes, President, Community College of Rhode Island
  • Umran Inan, President, Koc University
  • Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor, The Financial Times
  • Fadlo Khuri , President, American University of Beirut
  • Jane Larsson, Executive Director, CIS
  • Nick Leiber, Journalist, NYT
  • Alison Lewis, Dean, Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, Head of Futures Think Tank, University of Cape Town
  • Rick Locke, Provost, Brown University
  • Anne McElvoy , Senior Editor, The Economist
  • Rosanne Somerson , President, RISD
  • Carlos Montúfar, Founder and Rector, Universidad de San Francisco de Quito
  • Brian Moynihan , Chairman of the Board and CEO, Bank of Amrcia
  • Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana
  • Du Peng, Vice President for International Affairs, Renmin University of China
  • Andrea Prencipe, Rector, LUISS University
  • Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO, QS Quacquarelli Symonds
  • Fred Swaniker, Founder and CEO, African Leadersihp University
  • Federico Valdés, Rector, Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Nick van Dam, Chief Learning Officer, IE University
  • Maria Zuber, Vice President for Research, MIT

The 9th International Conference

IE University, Madrid, Spain, March 5-6, 2018

In its 9th edition, Reinventing Higher Education returned to IE University’s Madrid campus, following two previous editions held in Chile (2016) and in Mexico (2017).

On March 5-6, experts from Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States discussed the global impact of higher education and the challenges it faces in times of anti-globalization measures.

The symposium, organized with the support of IE Foundation and British Council, brought together university administrators, policy makers, entrepreneurs and top managers, academics, student representatives and media experts to discuss the status and future evolution of Higher Education (HE), and to debate the direction research, learning, governance and management of universities should take.

Speakers included

  • Phil Baty, World Rankings Editor, Times Higher Education
  • Stela Campos, Career Editor & Columnist, Valor Economico
  • Jerónimo Castro, Director Ejecutivo, COLFUTURO
  • Dr Martyn Davies, Managing Director, Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte
  • Abdelhafid Debbarh, Advisor to the President at Université Internationale de Rabat
  • Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary General of the League of European Research Universities
  • Dr. Mathias Falkenstein, Managing Director, Centre for Higher Education – CHE Consult
  • Lucía Figar, Chairwoman IE ROCKETS
  • Ginn Fung, South China Morning Post
  • Pilar Garcés, Director General of Universities and Research in the Ministry of Education of Castile and Leon
  • David Garza, Rector at TEC Monterrey
  • Dr. Olaf Hahn, Senior Vice President, Robert Bosch Stiftung Gmbh
  • Ahmad Hasnah, President at Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • Fadlo R. Khuri, President of the American University of Beirut
  • Assylbek Kozhakhmetov, President & Founder, Almaty Management University
  • Rianne Letschert, Rector at University of Maastricht
  • Teresa Martin-Retortillo, President IE Exponential Learning
  • Carlos Mas, Executive Vice President of the IE Foundation
  • Thabo Mbeki, Former President of South Africa and President of University of South Africa
  • Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor at The Economist and Head of The Economist Radio
  • Cornelius McGrath, 2016 LinkedIn Top Voice/Entrepreneur, Founding Member at ProMazo
  • Dr. Manfred Pohl, CEO and founder of My Europe 2100 and the Frankfurter Zukunftsrat
  • Robert D. Reid, Senior Executive Advisor and former VP and Chief Accreditation Officer at AACSB
  • Diego Rubio, Executive Director, Center for the Governance of Change, IE University
  • Vanessa Scherrer, Vice President Delegate for International Affairs of Sciences Po
  • Karen Sibley, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives; Dean, School of Professional Studies; Vice Chair, Department of Education at Brown University
  • Federico Valdés, Rector of Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Kevin Van Cauter, Senior Higher Education Adviser for Internationalisation at the British Council
  • Nick Van Dam, Global Chief Learning Officer, McKinsey
  • David Van Zandt, President, The New School
  • Ivonne Vargas, Coaching Empresarial

The 8th International Conference

TEC de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, December 11-12, 2017

For the second consecutive year IE University, Universidad del Desarrollo, and Tecnológico de Monterrey, came together to create a space for reflection and discussion on the future of Higher Education.

The seminar “RHE: The University of the Future” was a Latin American edition of the conference held annually by IE for the previous 7 years in Spain and on this occasion on December 11 and 12 in Monterrey City, Mexico, forming part of the 4th International Conference on Educational Innovation, “Designing the Future of Education” run by Tec de Monterrey.

The seminar focused on addressing the challenging scenario facing higher education, with a special focus on the impact of an increasingly globalized world undergoing profound technological and social change.

Speakers included

  • Salvador Alva, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Kerry Healey, Babson College
  • Pablo Navas, Universidad de los Andes
  • Federico Valdés, Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Santiago Iniguez, IE University
  • Colleen Silva-Hayden, Harvard University
  • Joaquín Guerra, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Giovanni Dubois, Coursera
  • Shankar K. Prasad, Brown University
  • María Eugenia Marín, IE University
  • Daniel Contesse, Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Tom Robinson, AACSB International
  • Claudio Muñoz, Telefónica de Chile
  • Arturo Cherbowski, Santander Universidades
  • Ignacio de la Vega , EGADE Business School
  • Alberto Bello, Expansión
  • Luis Pablo de Beauregard, El País
  • Gabriel Pardo, Mercurio
  • Rachael Pells, Times Higher Education
  • Geoffroy Gérard, IE Foundation

The 7th International Conference

Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile, November 24-25, 2016

IE University, Universidad del Desarrollo and Tecnológico de Monterrey, came together to create a space for reflection and discussion on the future of Higher Education.

The seminar “RHE: The University of the Future” was a Latin American edition of the conference held annually by IE for the previous 7 years in Spain, and which took place on November 24- 25, in Santiago, Chile.

The seminar focused on addressing the challenging scenario facing higher education, with a special focus on the context of Latin America.

Speakers included

  • Federico Valdés, Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Santiago Iñiguez, IE University
  • Carlos Simonsen, Fundación Getulio Vargas
  • Cristián Zegers, Diario El Mercurio
  • Joaquín Guerra, Tec de Monterrey, México
  • María Eugenia Marín, IE University
  • Carl Langebaek, Universidad de los Andes
  • Juan Eduardo Vargas, UDD
  • Daniel Contesse, UDD
  • Claudio Muñoz, Telefónica Chile
  • Fernando López, Google Chile
  • Adrián Ali, HP Latinoamérica
  • Mauricio Larraín, ESE Business School
  • Oscar Landerretche, Codelco
  • Cristián Larroulet, UDD
  • Elías Selman, América Economía
  • Ana Torres, El País
  • Bernardo Amador, QS
  • Pedro Montt, Comisión Nacional de Educación
  • Geoffroy Gérard, IE University

The 6th International Conference

IE University, Madrid, October 19-20, 2015

IE University held the sixth edition of its International Conference Reinventing Higher Education at IE’s Madrid campus on October 19 – 20, 2015. This 6th edition focused on “Shaping Global Citizens”.

The overriding aim of the conference, organized in collaboration with the British Council, was to bring together university administrators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics, student representatives and media experts to discuss the status and future evolution of Higher Education (HE).

Speakers included

  • Simon Manley, British Ambassador
  • Frédéric Mion, Sciences Po
  • Ahmad Hasnah, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (QF)
  • Karen Sibley , Brown University
  • Cristián Larroulet, Universidad del Desarollo
  • Andrew Mackay, British Council Spain
  • Jacqueline Jenkins, British Council
  • Jacqui Chan, Airbus & Airbus Group
  • Lee Newman, IE School of Human Sciences & Technology
  • Maripé Menéndez, International Baccalaureate
  • John T.S. Keeler, University of Pittsburgh
  • Joe Avison, Chronicle of Higher Education
  • A.C. Grayling, New College of the Humanities
  • Arantza de Areilza, IE University
  • Chris Parr, Times Higher Education
  • Malini Sen, Times of India
  • David Wheeler, Al Fanar Media
  • Al Goodman, CNN
  • Salvador Carmona, IE University

The 5th International Conference

IE University, Madrid, October 20-21, 2014

IE University held the fifth edition of its International Conference Reinventing Higher Education at IE’s Madrid campus on October 20-21, 2014. This 5th edition focused on “Towards a More Interconnected World”.

The overriding aim of the conference, organized in collaboration with the British Council, was to bring together university administrators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics, student representatives and media experts to discuss the status and future evolution of Higher Education (HE).

Speakers included

  • Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)
  • Thomas Estermann, European University Association (EUA)
  • Paul Norris, UK NARIC
  • Kurt Deketelaere, League of European Research Universities (LERU)
  • Davide Canatta, Youth Council of My Europe.
  • Salvador Carmona, European Accounting Association
  • Gillian Flaxman, British Council School
  • Ahmad Hasnah, Hamad bin Khalifa University
  • Emmanuel Davidenkoff, l’Etudiant
  • Dan LeClair, AACSB
  • Ernesto Macaro, Oxford University
  • Phil Baty, Times Higher Education
  • Maria Eugenia Marin, IE University
  • Aurélien Krejbich, Sciences Po
  • Mark Levy, British Council
  • Sabine Hansen Peck, Amadeus IT Group
  • Sebastián Escarrer Jaume, Meliá Hotels Group
  • Charles Hardy, Linkedin
  • Christian Schutz, Siemens AG
  • Anne McElvoy, The Economist

The 4th International Conference

IE University, Madrid, October 7-8, 2013

IE University held the fourth edition of its International Conference Reinventing Higher Education at IE’s Madrid campus on October 7 – 8, 2013. This 4th Edition focused on “Time for New Frontiers and Cross-collaboration in Higher Education”.

The overriding aim of the conference, organized in collaboration with the British Council, was to bring together university administrators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics, student representatives and media experts to discuss the status and future evolution of Higher Education (HE).

Speakers included

  • Jo Beall, British Council
  • Scott Slorach, University of Law
  • Vincenzo Raimo, University of Nottingham
  • Marc Smelik, University of Leeds
  • Gordon McKenzie, UK Ministry of Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Don Guttenplan, International Herald Tribune
  • Ahmad Hasnah, Qatar Foundation
  • Arpad von Lazar, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Prof. Mazliham Mohd Su’ud, University of Kuala Lumpur
  • Stavros P. Xanthopoylos, Fundación Getulio Vargas Online
  • O’Neill AS Outar, University of Alberta
  • Jean-Claude Burgelman, European Commission
  • Donatella Sciuto, Politecnico di Milano
  • Gayle Allard, IE Business School
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III
  • Michele Petochi, World Economic Forum
  • Teresa Garcia-Milá, Universidad Pompeu Fabra
  • Daniel Peña, Carlos III
  • Salvador Carmona, IE University
  • Cesar Alvarez, IQSOS Consulting

The 3rd International Conference

IE University, Madrid, October 22-23, 2012

IE University held the third edition of its International Conference Reinventing Higher Education at IE’s Madrid campus on October 22 – 23, 2012. This 3rd edition was focused on #Edupreneurship: New Species & Avenues to Differentiation in Higher Education. Edupreneurship was emerging as a new landscape, eliminating borders between academic institutions, community and business, and shaping new alliances which benefit the higher education sector.

Speakers included

  • Arnoud de Meyer, Singapore Management University
  • Thomas Estermann, European University Association
  • Roger Goodman, University of Oxford
  • Sergei Myasoedov, Academy of the Russian Government
  • Vandyck Silveira, IBMEC
  • Michael Speaks, DUniversity of Kentucky
  • Jack Grove, Times Higher Education
  • Michele Petochi, World Economic Forum
  • Annie Lin, Wikimedia Foundation
  • Kenneth K. Wong, Brown University
  • Carlos Cruz Limon, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Pat Killingley, British Council
  • Mahmoud Ezzamel, Cardiff University
  • Salah Khalil, Alexandria Trust
  • Celia de Anca, IE Business School
  • David Wheeler, Al Fanar Media

The 2nd International Conference

IE University, Madrid, October 18, 2011

Following the success of the first Reinventing Higher Education Conference held in Segovia on May 4, 2010, IE University, in collaboration with the Chronicle of Higher Education held the second edition focused on “The Role of the University in a Global Society” at IE University’s Madrid campus on October 18, 2011.

Speakers included

  • David Wheeler, The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Lisa Anderson, The American University in Cairo
  • Thomas Estermann, European University Association
  • Vladimir Mau,Russian Presidential Academy
  • David E. Van Zandt, The New School
  • Nigel Thrift, University of Warwick
  • Carlos E. Cruz Limón, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Santiago Iñiguez, IE University
  • Nunzio Quacquarelli, QS Ltd
  • Carlos I. Simonsen Leal, Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • Massimo Egidi, LUISS Guido Carli University
  • Matthew Gutmann, Brown University
  • Fulvio Ortu, Bocconi University
  • Connell Monette, Al Akhawayn University
  • Francis Vérillaud, Sciences Po
  • Francisco Ramirez, Stanford University
  • Santiago Cabanas, United World Colleges
  • Rick Cameron, Antwerp Int. School
  • Martha Mackenzie, University of Oxford
  • Tetiana Mykhailiuk, AIESEC International
  • Julian Metcalf, International Baccalaureate

The 1st International Conference

IE University, Segovia, May 4th, 2010

In 2010 IE University launched the Reinventing Higher Education Conference, bringing together over 30 experts at its Segovia campus to discuss emerging trends in the field of higher education.

Speakers included

  • Michael Arthur, University of Leeds
  • David Wheeler, Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Carlos Cruz Limón, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Werner Muller-Esterl, Frankfurt University
  • Massimo Egidi, LUISS Guido Carli University
  • Luca S. Paderni, Google
  • Ann Mroz, Times Higher Education
  • Carlos Angulo, Rector of Uniandes
  • Vince Tompkins, Brown University
  • Bernard Ramanantsoa, HEC
  • Francisco Ramírez, Stanford University
  • David Mills, University of Oxford
  • Eero Kasanen, Aalto University
  • Nunzio Quacquarelli, QS Ltd
  • Joachim Treusch,Jacobs University
  • Zhongming Wang, Zhejiang University

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