The transformation of universities’ impact in the fourth industrial revolution

2-4 April 2019, Daejeon, South Korea

What is the THE  Innovation & Impact Summit?


The Times Higher Education Innovation and Impact Summit too place from 2-4 April 2019 in Daejeon, South Korea. The summit united global leaders of the best and most ambitious universities with policy-makers, world-class researchers and the companies that shape our future around the vital questions on university impact.

Building on the success of this year’s summit, THE are delighted to be partnering with the prestigious Swedish university KTH Royal Institute of Technology for the Innovation and Impact Summit 2020. Next year in Stockholm, from 22 to 24 April, leaders will gather to explore some of the deep issues that affect the creation of a positive environment for innovation, and question how research universities can sustain and support that environment.

Read more and register now for the Innovation and Impact Summit 2020. 

Our speakers


The summit brought together leading experts to unravel the opportunities and challenges, successes and risks, of this new world. During three days of critical keynotes and panel debates, networking events and workshops, we tackled the most pressing concerns for leaders on the culture of artificial intelligence, the nature of industry collaboration, and the development of future learning infrastructure.
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Joseph Aoun
President
Northeastern University
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Charmaine Dean
Vice-president (research and international)
University of Waterloo
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Mooyoung Jung
President
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
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Hiroshi Komiyama
Chairman, Mitsubishi Research Institute
President emeritus, University of Tokyo
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Tze Yun Leong
Director of AI technology
AI Singapore
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Max Lu
President and vice-chancellor
University of Surrey
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Marina Ranga
Senior researcher
European Commission's Joint Research Centre
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Deborah Sherry
Senior vice-president and chief commercial officer
GE Digital Europe, Russia and CIS
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Michael Spence
Vice-chancellor
University of Sydney
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Laura Tucker
Chief executive officer
Vertigo Ventures

Featured articles


THE Podcast: Measuring universities’ social impact

Data scientists at Times Higher Education are busy analyzing thousands of data points evidencing how universities are contributing to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

Monday, March 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

Why universities must work together to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Duncan Ross explains why submitting data on global partnerships is mandatory for inclusion in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 1:41 pm

How we are evaluating impact in our new SDG-based ranking

More than 500 universities from around the world have submitted data to our new Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, a league table based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

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