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The New Global Universities: Reinventing Education in the 21st Century

Due to the labour disruption, this event (originally scheduled for February 29), has been postponed and will move entirely online. The event will now take place on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, from 3:30pm-5:00pm (EST). You may access the event at this link:


This talk chronicles the origins, launch, and impact of 8 innovative colleges/universities in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and North America, describing the combination of intellectual courage, entrepreneurial audacity, and adaptive leadership needed to invent educational institutions today. Their experiences offer lessons for future founders of new universities–and for those who want to renew and rejuvenate existing ones.

Join participants:

Noah Pickus - Associate Provost & Dean for Academic Strategy and Learning Innovation (Duke Kunshan University)

Lisa Philipps - Provost & Vice-President Academic, York University

Organizer & Chair:
Qiang Zha
- Associate Professor, Faculty of Education (York University); Chair | Interim Director, York Centre for Asian Research (York University)


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The New Global Universities: Reinventing Education in the 21st Century event flyer with full details including date, time, location of event with featured guest speakers Lisa Philipps, Noah Pickus and Qiang Zha


Feb 29 2024


3:30 am - 5:00 pm


Room 519, Kaneff Tower
4700 Keete Street
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