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13th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2017


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Date(s) - 09/11/2017 - 11/11/2017
12:00 am

India Expo Centre Knowledge Park-II

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The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will be hosting the 13th Higher Education Summit from November 9-11, 2017 at the India Expo Centre Knowledge Park-II, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR. Themed, ‘Leapfrogging to Education 4.0: Students at the core’, the conference will witness focused deliberations on policy roadmap and other topical issues in Higher Education; Master Classes on issues pertinent to the sector; poster presentations; global exhibitions by academia and industry alike and FICCI Higher Education excellence awards. The UNESCO Chair will be anchoring two key sessions at the summit, namely: Diversity and Social Inclusion and Social Outreach in Higher Education.

The session on ‘Diversity and Social Inclusion’ will share innovative approaches at policy, procedure and implementation levels for enabling inclusion and strengthening diversity of students, faculty and staff. Examples of special attention to rural and dispersed communities, indigenous communities and hitherto excluded populations will be shared. The keynote for the first session will be given by UNESCO Co-Chair, Dr Budd Hall, while the session will be moderated by Prof Furqan Qamar, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Other speakers in this session include Dr Darren Brendan Lortan, Director, Community Engagement, Durban University of Technology & Dr Usha Iyer-Raniga, Associate Professor, Deputy Head, International, RMIT, Melbourne.

The session on ‘Social Outreach in Higher Education’ will have deliberations on how University 4.0 should emphasize ‘education’ & ‘educative practice’ in ways which make them socially relevant and responsible. This will require a holistic and comprehensive approach towards performance of the three core missions of a higher educational institution, viz., engaged teaching, engaged research & engaged service (active citizenship). This keynote for this session will be given by Dr Abd’ Ala, Rector, UIN Sunam Ampel University, Indonesia; while the session will be moderated by Dr Rajesh Tandon, Co-Chair, UNESCO Chair & Founder-President, PRIA. Other speakers in this session include Prof Andrea Vargiu, Associate Professor, Department of Human & Social Sciences University of Sassari and Ms. Phinu Jose, Director, Centre for Social Action, Christ University, Bengaluru.

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