2018 Annual Conference on Higher Education Innovation


2018 Annual Conference on Higher Education Innovation will take place on South Campus of XJTLU, from May 18th to May 20th. The topic of the Annual Conference is “Forming students’ entrepreneurial and innovative spirit through research-led education”.


Friday 18 May 2018

  • 9:00-21:00 Registration / Campus Tour
  • 9:00-18:00 Best Teaching Innovation Cases Exhibition of the XJTLU National University Teaching Innovation Award 2018 (HS)
  • 14:30- 17:30 Workshop
    • Workshop I: Applying research-led teaching in university class (HS G26)
    • Workshop II: Service-oriented learning and teaching support (HS G02)
    • Workshop III: University teaching with English as the medium of instruction (EMI) (HS G23)

Saturday 19 May 2018

  • 8:15- 12:10 Opening of the forum and keynote speech: Forming students’ entrepreneurial and innovative spirit through research-led education (IBSS G02)
    • Speaker: Prof. Youmin Xi, Executive President of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    • Topic: From Research-led Education to Syntegrative Education

    • Speaker: Prof. Lieyun Ding, President of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    • Topic: Building an innovative and entrepreneurial education system, Combining classroom teaching on and off campus

    • Speaker: Prof. Dongmin Chen, Head of the preparatory group of Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Peking University
    • Topic: Innovation and entrepreneurship education for the mission of serving university

    • Speaker: Prof. Jinming Zhang, Vice President of Nanjing Tech University
    • Topic: To stimulate students' inner motivation and to cultivate their entrepreneurial talents

    • Speaker: Hak Kim NG (Gold Bauhinia MBE, Justice of Peace) former Director of the Ministry of Education of Hongkong Special Administrative Region.
    • Topic: To serve and lead education innovation -- the development of higher education in Hongkong
  • 14:00- 18:00 Forum Session I: Sustainable Development of Teacher Development Centre (IBSS G56)
    • Speaker: Dr. Xiaojun Zhang Head of Department of Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development
    • Speaker: Dr. Yan Ding Deputy director of Higher Education Institute of Fudan University
    • Speaker: Zhensun Zhang General Secretary of Curriculum Construction Institute, Ministry of Education
    • Speaker: Dr. Fiona Smart Senior Scholar of Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, Edinburgh Napier University, Senior Scholar of the Higher Education Society (HEA)
    • Speaker: Dr. Yihong Fan Professor of Academic Affairs, Southwest Jiaotong University
  • Forum Session II: Symbiosis of Industry and Education Sector (IBSS G33)
    • Speaker: Haoshu Peng Director of the Intellectual Property Department of the Centre for Innovation and Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Bangkok)
    • Speaker: Sihui Chen Co-director of Suzhou Knowledge Alliance Innovation & Entrepreneurship Management Research Center
    • Speaker: Qiang Zhang Chairman of Wan Xue Creation Education Technology Co., Ltd.
    • Speaker: Cong Pan Director of Chinese mainland business department of HKMA
    • Speaker: Fengqin Zheng Program Director of Venture Capital and International Innovation Projects in Higher Education of Plug and Play
  • 18:15-20:00 2018 Annual Conference on High Education Welcome Banquet and Member Carnival

Sunday 20 May 2018

  • 8:20- 12:10 2018 XJTLU National University Teaching Innovation Final (First -half)(IA G28)
  • 13:30-18:00 2018 XJTLU National University Teaching Innovation Final(Second -half)(IA G28)
  • 18:00-20:00 2018 XJTLU National University Teaching Innovation Award Ceremony


  • May 18: Chinese
  • May 19: Keynote Speech and Forum Session I: simultaneous Interpretation provided; Forum Session II is in Chinese.
  • May 20: Chinese