Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom delivered the President's Lecture 2019 at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) on 28th February 2019. Held at the Senate Room of the Chancellor Hall, Professor Muscatelli spoke on "The Role of universities in Preparing the Economy for the 4th Industrial Revolution".
Attending the President's Lecture were principal officers, staff and students from UBD and other Higher Education institutions as well as representatives from both government and private sectors.
Professor Muscatelli remarked in his lecture that it is essential to maintain high quality teaching and learning for students in order to ensure that they are well-equipped with the skills the economy will need in a rapidly changing world. This can be done through universities supporting innovative interdisciplinary research to address grand challenges and national as well as global priorities.
Furthermore, effective knowledge exchange is crucial in order for universities to work together with business and industry in a mutually beneficial way in triple helix model of collaboration with the government.
The President's Lecture is a series of lectures that serve as a platform for prominent vice chancellors to present their analysis and insights on timely, relevant and important wide-ranging topics on higher education, bringing together an audience of higher education practitioners and policy makers as well as academics and students from various fields of disciplines. UBD's inaugural President's Lecture was delivered in 2015 when Vice Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu spoke on "What Constitutes a Global University".
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