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PAIR Distinguished Lecture Series: The Future of Global Universities

Conference / Lecture

Website  PAIR Distinguished Lecture Series 220517 2000  1050 px
  • Date

    17 May 2022

  • Organiser

    PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research

  • Time

    15:30 - 16:30

  • Venue

    Online via Zoom  


Professor David Cardwell


PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research 852 3400 3036



Professor David Cardwell FREng is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Planning), University of Cambridge. He is Professor of Superconducting Engineering and was previously Head of the Department of Engineering. He was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to the development of superconducting materials for engineering applications. Professor Cardwell has been a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College since 1993, where he was Admissions Tutor for Sciences between 2000 and 2013, and has served 19 years as a Tutor to undergraduates.


This presentation will discuss the future of global universities within the evolving context of current international education systems. It will begin with an overview of the challenges posed to modern day universities by the breadth and diversity of international further education curricular between the ages of 16 and 18 and the accessibility of world leading universities to international students, in general. Having established potential global trends in further education, the implications for global universities and higher education will be discussed within the context of both teaching and research.


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Keynote Speaker

Professor David Cardwell

Professor David Cardwell

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Planning)
University of Cambridge, UK

Moderator : Prof. Christopher Chao

Vice President (Research and Innovation)
Chair Professor of Thermal and Environmental Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Panel Member : Prof. Kwok-yin Wong

Vice President (Education)
Chair Professor of Chemical Technology
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Panel Member : Prof. Andrew Cohen

Director of HKUST Jockey Club Institute of Advanced Study
Lam Woo Foundation Professor and Acting Dean of Science
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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