Transforming Higher Education and Serving Future Learning Societies


Transforming Higher Education and Serving Future Learning Societies

23 February 2022

Higher education institutions are undergoing radical transformations arising from drivers of global change. Disruptive digital technologies, the rapid pace of innovation, demographic transitions, climate change, and COVID-19  are some of the forces influencing adaptations in higher education. Universities are at the heart of creating higher-order human capital that is critical for long-term growth and for sustainable learning societies.

ADB published a book onPowering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption’ that highlights the role of multiple stakeholders in strengthening the fabric of education and training for future societies.

At this webinar, university leaders discussed key transformations underway in their institutions, their perspectives on the global engagement of higher education, and the key strategies that are critical to building the resilience and relevance of institutions, while improving access to studies with equity and quality.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
23 Feb 2022 Opening Welcome Remarks Bruno Carrasco,
Director General,
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
23 Feb 2022 Opening Welcome Remarks Prof. Susanna Leong,
Vice Provost,
Masters’ Programmes and Lifelong Education,
National University of Singapore
23 Feb 2022 Panel Discussion Panel interventions Moderator:
Shanti Jagannathan
Principal Education Specialist, ADB
23 Feb 2022 Panel Discussion Sungsup Ra,
Chief Sector Officer, ADB

Prof. Annetje Ottow,
President, Leiden University
23 Feb 2022 Panel Discussion Prof. Motohiro Tsuchiya,
Vice-President for Global Engagement and Information Technology, Keio University

Prof. Kong Siu,
Cheung Director of the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, Education University of Hong Kong
23 Feb 2022 Discussants Prof. Dr. Lutful Hassan,
Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh Agricultural University

Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea,
President and CEO, Mapua University
23 Feb 2022 Open Discussions Questions and Answers Audience Participation
23 Feb 2022 Closing Closing Remarks Brajesh Panth,
Chief of Education Sector Group, ADB


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