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Stavanger-Lingnan Research Symposium 2022



Stavanger-Lingnan Research Symposium 2022


International Mobility, University Governance, and Labor Market Relevance:

The Nordic and East Asian Perspectives


31 October – 1 November 2022
University of Stavanger | Online



The dialogues on higher education development from Nordic and East Asian perspectives are not common in literature. Given the changes in Nordic and East Asian higher education development, the University of Stavanger in Norway and Lingnan University in Hong Kong will co-organise this research symposium and aim to introduce a cross-disciplinary, -sectional, -cultural approach to investigate the intersection between higher education, labor market, and social equality, and to provide insights into higher education systems and related public policies of two regions to tackle existing and emerging challenges in the current pandemic and uncertain futures.


Global competition for talented academics and deepened internationalisation are observed across cultures. This accompanies rising scholarly discussions, including, for example, new patterns of university governance and accountability and the inclusiveness and exclusiveness of an academic working and learning environment. Meanwhile, higher education has been continuously requested to equip students with enhanced employability to support an entrepreneurial and innovative knowledge economy, especially under/after the COVID-19 pandemic.



Conference Rundown


Date: 31 October 2022


09:00 – 09:15

Welcoming Remarks

• Prof. Rune Dahl Fitjar, Vice-President for Innovation and Society, University of Stavanger

• Prof. Ka Ho Mok, Chair Professor, Vice-President, Dean of School of Graduate Studies, Lingnan University

09:15 – 09:25

Promotion video for University of Stavanger

• Promotion video for Lingnan University

09:25 – 09:30 Group Photos
09:30 – 10:15

Keynote 1

The Death of Human Capital and the Problem of Graduate Contribution

Prof. Hugh Lauder, Bath University, UK

10:15 – 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 – 11:45 Panel 1 International Student Mobility
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 – 13:30

Keynote 2

Where do China’s Top University Graduates Go: Trends and Implications

Prof. Ka Ho Mok, Lingnan University, HK

13:30 – 13:45 Tea Break
13:45 – 15:00 Panel 2 Education Policy and Quality Assurance
15:00 – 15:15 Tea Break
15:15 – 16:30 Panel 3 Emerging Issues in Higher Education




Date: 1 November 2022


08:00 – 09:15 Panel 4 Student Mobility Across China’s Greater Bay Area
09:15 – 09:30 Tea Break
09:30 – 10:15

Keynote 3

Policy Developments and Dynamics in Higher Education Governance

Prof. Bjørn Stensaker, University of Oslo, Norway

10:15 – 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 – 12:00 Panel 5 Graduate Employment
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 13:45

Keynote 4

Rethinking the Internationalisation of Higher Education in light of the Transformation from Innovation Systems to Innovation Ecosystems

Prof. Yuzhuo Cai, Tampere University, Finland

13:45 – 14:00 Tea Break
14:00 – 15:15 Panel 6 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
15:15 – 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 15:45 Conclusive Remarks



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