QS Higher Education Pre-Summit APAC welcomes leading academics from around the world

The QS Higher Ed Summit: Asia Pacific 2023, a pivotal event for academics and administrators, took place in Kuala Lumpur from 7 to 9 November. In a noteworthy precursor to this, Lingnan University successfully hosted the Pre-Summit APAC 2023 at its Hong Kong campus on 3 November. It particularly focused on liberal arts, and explored the ongoing evolution of these disciplines along with the increasing impact of technology in and beyond the classroom.


Lingnan University, in collaboration with the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), the global higher education analyst renowned for its annual World University Rankings, organised this Pre-Summit. The event was presented in a hybrid format and attracted more than 450 participants from around the Asia-Pacific region.


The agenda featured four main sessions, including a keynote talk on how liberal arts universities can adapt and thrive in the digital era, and another on teaching as a design science. A special Presidents’ Forum on “The Art of STEM” was held, examining how best to integrate scientific thinking into a predominantly liberal arts curriculum. The expert panelists for this discussion included Prof S. Joe Qin, President of Lingnan University, Prof Shoichiro Iwakiri, President of International Christian University in Japan, and Prof Tang Tao, President of Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, among others.


Another panel discussion considered what is needed for today’s students to gain a fuller understanding of global issues, and to develop the empathy and personal attributes essential for finding success in their future careers.


Further information about Lingnan University’s participation in the QS Higher Ed Summit: Asia Pacific 2023 is available HERE.


QS Higher Education Pre-Summit APAC welcomes leading academics from around the world