International symposium on Academic Leadership

Tohoku University's Institute for Excellence in Higher Education will hold an international symposium on academic leadership on November 23 at the Sendai International Center. The symposium will highlight the rapidly changing landscape of higher education, and the need to development academic leaders to support effective governance.

Academic administrators from Australia, the UK, Taiwan and Japan will share their expertise on strategic management and education reform in the context of their own countries, while addressing the common challenges that all higher education institutes face.

Date: November 23
Time: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Venue: Sendai International Center

The symposium is open to faculty members and those with a particular interest in higher education.
Language: There will be simultaneous translation in English and Japanese.


10:30-10:40am Opening
Kimio Hanawa, Executive Vice President of Tohoku University and Director of IEHE, Tohoku University
10:40-11:10am Keynote speech
Kazuhiro Sugimoto, Professor, Vice-Director of Center for Professional Development, IEHE, Tohoku University
11:10-11:50am Academic leadership and current challenges in higher education: an Australian perspective
Peter McPhee, Former Provost, University of Melbourne, Australia
11:50am-12:30pm The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (UK)-Inspiring Leadership and Catalysing Change
Doug Parkin, Programme Director, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, UK
12:30-1:30pm Lunch break
As there are no eateries at the venue, participants can order lunch boxes for 1,000 yen when registering online.
1:30-2:10pm Academic Leadership toward a Greater University
Hung-Chi Kuo, Deputy Vice President for Academic Affairs, National Taiwan University
2:10-2:50pm University governance and academic leadership in Japan (TBD)
Motohisa Kaneko, Emeritus Professor of University of Tokyo and Former President of Japanese Association of Higher Education Research
2:50-3:10pm Break time
3:10-4:50pm Panel discussion:
Richard James, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Melbourne, Australia) Moderators: Fujio Ohmori, Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University Takashi Sekiuchi, Professor, Director of Center for Institutional Research, IEHE, Tohoku University
4:50-5:00pm Closing ceremony
Takashi Hata, Vice Director of IEHE and Director of CPD, Tohoku University
6:00pm Reception - 5,000 yen (registration required)
Uesugi - Chinese retsaurant - walking distance of Sendai Station


The Institute for Excellence in Higher Education

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