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The Future of Universities: Times of Crisis Sydney: 10-11am
Amsterdam: 12-1am
New York: Wed 28th 7-8pm
29th October 2020 Fireside Chat with Pascale Quester and Carolin Plewa

The Future Universities: Times of Crisis

Fireside Chat with Pascale Questor & Carolin Plewa

The need to better align universities with the innovation and talent needs of its stakeholders and regions is well accepted, as is the social need for knowledge-driven ‘smart’ development and informed leadership. As the world deals with the full impact of COVID-19, the role of universities in generating economic and societal impact, in partnership with government and industry, has become more critical than ever. We have the opportunity to rethink and reimagine the future role of universities in society.

The Future of Universities Fireside Chat will feature Professor Pascale Quester, forward-thinking university leader and the Vice-Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology. The discussion will be facilitated by Professor Carolin Plewa, co-editor of The Future of Universities Thoughtbook series, Chair of the UIIN Australia Chapter and Deputy Dean (Research) for the Faculty of the Professions at The University of Adelaide.

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Interested in getting valuable insights into the future role of universities during crisis? Join us for our upcoming fireside chat!

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Fireside chat with

Pascale Quester

Vice-Chancellor and President at Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Pascale Quester joined the Swinburne University of Technology as Vice-Chancellor and President in August 2020. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Administration from her native France, a Master of Arts (Marketing) from Ohio State University and a PhD in Marketing from Massey University (New Zealand). An active researcher (h-index of 43) in the areas of consumer behaviour and marketing communications, she became a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy in 2009 and received a career award by the American Marketing Association for her contribution to the field of sports marketing and sponsorship in 2020.

Carolin Plewa

Deputy Dean – Faculty of the Professions at Adelaide Business School

Carolin Plewa is the Deputy Dean (Research) Faculty of the Professions and Professor in Mar­keting and Stakeholder Engagement at The University of Adelaide. She specialises in the interaction and value co-creation across a myriad of organisations and individuals, with a particular emphasis on universi­ty-business collaboration, as well as service and social contexts. Her research in the context of univer­sity-business engagement, in par­ticular, has led to her appointment to the South Australian Science Council (2015-2018) and to her ap­pointment as an inaugural co-chair of the University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) Australia Chapter.

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