Chancellor Alizedney M. Ditucalan is set to speak at the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia Universities Summit at The Chinese University of Hong Kong on June 22, 2023.

Chancellor Ditucalan, or ChanZed as he is known on campus, will discuss the untapped potential of industry micro-credentials and blended learning. His talk aims to shed light on how these educational tools can significantly enhance skills mastery and create meaningful connections between graduates and employment opportunities in Asia’s thriving digital economy.

Joining him in this plenary session called “Advancing higher education in Asia with industry micro-credentials and blended learning” are Phil Baty, Chief Global Affairs Officer of the THE; Eklavya Bhave, Regional Director (APAC and Japan) of Coursera; Kaywalee Chatdarong, Vice-President of Strategic Planning, Innovation and Global Engagement of Chulalongkorn University; and Noor Azam Haji-Othman, Dean of the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Hosted in partnership with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the THE Asia Universities Summit 2023 will focus on the fundamental question – is there such a thing as a distinctly “Asian” university in such an economically, culturally and socially diverse region? The summit also intends to explore the concept of an Asian university in the year 2050.

Accompanying Chancellor Ditucalan at the THE Asia Universities Summit are Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development, Pamela F. Resurreccion, and Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs, Nancy Q. Echavez. The MSU-IIT delegation, together with MSU President Atty. Basari D. Mapupuno, the Chancellors of various MSU campuses, and other officials, comprise the MSU System delegation.

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