Call for Proposal

Higher education in the Asia Pacific is on the cusp of becoming a world superpower, as it adjusts to internal and external demands. The QS APPLE 2021 will look at the upcoming trends for the region, its needs and wants, and where the greatest opportunities lie.

Below are the following Tracks and Topics available for the event.

In an increasingly connected world, global challenges are too complex to be addressed within traditional disciplinary boundaries. Instead, solutions to global challenges lie at the intersections of disciplines and require a breakdown of barriers between fields where scientists and social scientists alike collaborate and tap the benefits of scientific discovery to create real-world impact. Artificial intelligence is a catalyst bringing the fields of natural and social science closer together. As artificial intelligence increasingly delves into the world of humanities, it may become to question what it means to be human. What role does higher education have in fostering the blurring of disciplines and ensure that advances in artificial intelligence are used for the good of our communities?

As one of the largest regions in the world, the Asia Pacific encompasses a wide range of attitudes and approaches to education and research. Home to roughly 60 percent of the world’s population, the Asia Pacific is also poised to become a superpower in higher ed, and there is increased interest from institutions, industry stakeholders, and community groups both internally and externally of the region to develop strong partnerships. How can an institution identify the best possible partnership? Where can higher education look? What are the best practice examples?

Although the disruptions brought about by the pandemic have yet to subside, universities around the world are gradually navigating a return to pre-pandemic routines, and realising that the student journey will never be the same. With the rapid adoption of learning technologies during the pandemic, universities are in a position to better craft a student-centric learning experience to meet the increasingly diverse needs of students. What is the value of higher education in the future? How can universities equip students with the skills needed to thrive in the fast-evolving future world of work?

Higher education in the Asia Pacific has made a giant leap forward in research and teaching outcomes. Its progress sees it continue to take centre stage for international higher education, through initiatives such as new innovation hubs, new universities, and new industry partnerships. How can the sector continue to thrive over the coming decade? Where are the opportunities and challenges? What is the next big thing for higher ed in the Asia Pacific?

COVID-19 has left students “deferred, not deterred” from pursing a global mobility experience. While travel remains largely restricted, there are new opportunities developing for universities to attract greater numbers of students, either through in-person or online. How do students view the current challenges in mobility? What are their major points of consideration, and how do they compare to those of other stakeholders such as parents and governments? Is there a shift in student expectations? How can universities foster mobility in the new normal?

Information for Presenters

The below policy has been put in place to ensure the delivery of a varied informative and well-tailored presentations by diverse prominent presenters of the global higher education sector.

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Submissions By Non-Academic Institutions

Kindly note that there has been a revision in our submission policies. If a non-academic institution would like to present a paper at our conferences, please send in your enquiry to [email protected] and we will forward this to our conference chair for their consideration.

*Do note that there will be presenter fee applicable for non-academic institution.

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Multiple SUBMISSIONS BY Academic Institutions

All proposers of the said event are to abide to the following:

  • Each approved presenter will only be scheduled to a single presentation slot in the program
  • Each institution is allowed up to three approved presentation slots, of which are to contain three different presenters.
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