40 countries expected to attend Singapore education conference

By on 27/08/2015

Senior government officials from more than 40 countries are expected to come together at the OECD-Singapore Conference on Higher Education Futures in October.

Around 500 people, including senior civil servants, higher education administrators, academics and practitioners, will attend the conference, which takes place in Singapore on 14 and 15 October. There will also be satellite events on 13 and 16 October and post-conference activities on 16 October.

The conference will provide an opportunity for attendees to share ideas and international best practice examples.

Speakers will include vice chancellors of universities from around the world, as well as the OECD’s deputy secretary-general Stefan Kapferer; Singapore’s education minister Heng Swee Keat; senior education specialist at the World Bank Group’s international finance corporation Mohammed A. Khan; president of the Singapore Institute of Technology Professor Tan Thiam Soon; chairman of Singapore’s National Medical Research Council Professor Ranga Krishnan; Moody’s lead on global higher education and its not-for-profit ratings team Susan Fitzgerald; and senior consultant and advisory board member at the UK’s Observatory on Borderless Higher Education Carolyn Campbell.

The conference is organised by Singapore’s Ministry of Education in partnership with the OECD.

Singapore came first in the biggest ever global school ranking, which assessed 15-year-old pupils’ maths and science skills in 76 countries and was carried out by the OECD.

 

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About Winnie Agbonlahor

Winnie is news editor of Global Government Forum. She previously reported for Civil Service World – the trade magazine for senior UK government officials. Originally from Germany, Winnie first came to the UK in 2006 to study a BA in Journalism & Russian at the University of Sheffield. She is bilingual in English and German, and, after spending an academic year abroad in Russia and reporting for the Moscow Times, Winnie also speaks Russian fluently.

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