Director of International Development
INSEEC, Chambéry Campus,
Mr Michel Guilmault has been working in the field of International Higher Education for 25 years, and is currently the Director of International Development at INSEEC Chambéry Campus, France. Mr Guilmault has been an active Board Member of EAIE (European Association for International Education) for 9 years and is now a Board Member of CIDD (Consortium of International Dual Degrees). Mr Guilmault is an authority on the Erasmus process, a leading exchange program throughout Europe, for the French Erasmus national Agency.
Furthermore, Mr Guilmault has been travelling extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the United States setting up dual degrees & cooperation agreements and recruiting students for a wide range of English-taught Bachelor’s and MBA programs including Summers Schools. Mr Guilmault has also given presentationsat leading international conferences and has participated of professional development workshops worldwide (AIEA, APAIE, EAIE and NAFSA).
M Anthony Xavior PhD
Professor and Asst. Dean, Academics
VIT University, Vellore,
Dr. M. Anthony Xavior has an academic background in manufacturing engineering with rich industrial, research and teaching experience. Dr. Anthony is currently the Assistant Dean of Academics in VIT University, and has approximately eight years of industrial experience and sixteen years of teaching / research experience. Dr. Anthony was the Program Chair for Mechanical Engineering Program and Chair of Manufacturing Division from 2011 to 2015 and was instrumental in getting ABET Accreditation in 2014, for all the Mechanical Engineering-related Programs offered in VIT University.
Dr. Anthony’s contribution is significant in ranking and accreditation endeavors of VIT. Dr. Anthony has also published approximately 100 papers in international and national journals / conference proceedings in Manufacturing Engineering. In addition, Dr. Anthony has attended various international conferences like ASME – IMECE 2015, at Texas, GCMM 2012 at AUT, New Zealand and visited various Universities at Australia, China and Singapore for academic purposes.
Dr. Anthony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Madras University, Master’s in Manufacturing Engineering & Management and Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from VIT University.
Partha S Mallick
School of Electrical Engineering Director
Office of the Ranking and Accreditation
VIT University, TN,
Mr Partha S Mallick is an Electronics Engineering Professor and Director, Ranking and Accreditation at the VIT University, India. Mr Mallick served the same university as the Dean of School of Electrical Engineering (2011-15). He worked as the Technical Head of IAAB Electronics, a Swedish Industry in Bangladesh. Mr Mallick was responsible for leading various research teams in the development of “Online Lab in Microelectronics”, “Monte Carlo Simulator of Compound Semiconductors”, “Nanostructured MIM Capacitor”, “Low cost Electric Fencers”. In addition, Mr Mallick has published 78 research papers in different Journals and Conferences of International repute.
Mr Mallick is an enlisted technical innovator of DSIR, Govt of India, whose recent interest has been in the advancement of technical education through innovation. Also, he is currently finding new materials and technology for future nano-scale electronics.
Mr Mallick completed his PhD from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and received prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship for his PhD Research work. He is also a Sr. member of IEEE, past Chapter Chair and present Chapter Adviser of IEEE-EDS VIT of Region 10 Asia pacific.
Mr Mallick’s recent achievements include the authoring of a book on Matlab and Simulink. In June 2016, the book chapter on Anodic MIM Capacitors was published by IET, UK. Mr Mallick also published two major International Conferences ICAEE-2014 (jointly with KTH, Sweden) and CommV-2009 in VIT University, India. He was an International Academic Advisory Committee member of the 12th QS-APPLE Conference, Malaysia.
The Global Student,
JMD Consulting Limited,
Ms Jan Drew’s passion for global student mobility is a result of her offshore student experience back in 1995. Therefore, following the completion of her term in Malaysia as the Regional Director of University of Melbourne; armed with twenty years of experience in the Australian higher education sector, Ms Drew developed The Global Student – an initiative aimed at working with universities, faculties and global mobility offices to develop customised internships, study tours and volunteer programmes.
From a humble beginning in 2010 with one volunteer program, The Global Student now services ten Australian universities with over 300 students participating in the outbound programs to SE Asia annually. Ms Drew’s extensive knowledge of, and experience in, the Australian higher education sector, together with a deep understanding of SE Asian culture, markets and industry, place her in a unique position to engage with the region both culturally and geographically.
Associate Vice-Chancellor (International)
University of Malaya,
Prof Kamila Ghazali appointed as Associate Vice-Chancellor (International) on 1 October 2015, is also a professor at the Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya. Prof Ghazali has held several management roles at the faculty as well as university levels. They include the posts of Deputy Dean at the Institute of Graduate Studies, Chief Quality Auditor UM, and Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics. In late 2014, Prof Ghazali was once again appointed as Director of International and Corporate Relations at the university, a position she held previously from 2007 – 2010.
Prof Ghazali’s background as an academic and her experience in various management roles in the university puts her in good stead to have an understanding of the challenges faced by both academicians as well as administrators. Prof Ghazali’s areas of research are critical discourse analysis with an interest in political and media discourse, and sociolinguistics delving into the language and culture of the indigenous peoples.
Director of Utrecht Summer School
Mr Jeroen Torenbeek has over 30 years of experience in international relations and education. He is currently the director of Utrecht Summer School. Under his leadership, the Summer School has since grown into one of the biggest in Europe, offering almost 200 academic courses. In 2013 the Utrecht Summer School attracted almost 3000 international students, from over 100 countries. Before overseeing the Summer School, Mr Torenbeek was the director of the International Office at Utrecht University for 15 years.
Mr Torenbeek also chaired the Utrecht Network (one of the largest University networks in Europe) and he was the president of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). Mr Torenbeek is a partner in the consultancy firm Ziggurat BV, consulting the universities of Delft, Amsterdam, Oxford, Milano and others.
Director, Summer School
Radboud University Nijmegen
Mr Wessel Meijer is the Head of International Office at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Mr Meijer has a vast amount of experience in relation to international education having held similar positions in other universities. Although Wessel has an academic background in molecular biology, he has been constantly active in the promotion of internationalisation of higher education.
Mr Meijer truly believes that an individual’s professional and personal life can be enriched by engaging with new perspectives and cultures. As such, Mr Meijer first initiated the Radboud Summer School back in 2014. It has since grown rapidly into an established and highly appreciated event. The summer school now conducts up to 35 courses partaken by more than 600 participants from over 70 countries.
Director Summer School and Continuing Education
University of Otago
Dr Elaine Webster was appointed as Director of Summer School & Continuing Education at the University of Otago in 2011,where she is responsible for planning, marketing, development and operation of Summer School and Continuing Education. Dr Webster maintains a robust and viable programme for both international and domestic students, and Summer School under her leadership; providing students with a unique and highly valued experience. Dr Webster is known for her innovative and relationship-based approach, and is currently active in the development of a programme specifically for global markets.
Having attended university as a mature student with a background in creative small business and the community sector, Dr Webster appreciates the value of diversity in the student body and of alternative pathways to tertiary education. Dr Webster lectured in Sociology and later worked in research management after completing her doctorate in 2006. Her research interests include lifelong learning and student and community engagement.
Head, Department for Educational Innovations and Short International Programs
National Research University – Higher School of Economics
Ms Oksana Chernenko has been working at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics since 2003 and was appointed Director for Educational Innovations in 2016. Ms Chernenko oversees the International Summer University – a new project designed to provide students from around the world the chance to enhance their knowledge in area studies and beyond.
Ms Chernenko also serves as Executive Director of the Fund for Educational Innovations. The main objective of the Fund is to promote the process of improving the quality of educational programmes, identifying and encouraging the best teaching staff, supporting innovative educational developments and spreading the best educational practices.
Ms Chernenko earned her Diploma of Specialist in Law from the Moscow State University and LL.M. from the University of Manchester (United Kingdom). In 2012, Ms Chernenko was awarded Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the London School of Economics. Last but not least, Ms Chernenko also teaches Constitutional and Municipal Law.
Pieter E. Stek
Advisor for External Relations
QS Asia Quacquarelli Symonds Pte Ltd
Mr Pieter Stek is an Advisor for External Relations at QS Asia. Prior to joining QS, Mr Stek worked at the Office of International Affairs at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, South Korea as External Relations Manager, working on among other things, promotion and program development for SKKU’s 1600-student International Summer Semester.
Although a native of the Netherlands, Mr. Stek has lived in Nigeria, Syria and Malaysia and currently resides in South Korea. Mr. Stek holds a Master’s degrees from Yonsei University and the University of Twente and is currently pursuing a doctorate in the Economics of Innovation at Delft University of Technology. He is also a part-time lecturer at Chonbuk National University.
Ms Anneli Andersson is the Executive Manager at Linnaeus University Summer Academy. Armed with a degree in Tourism Management and 15 years of experience in the Tourism and Travel Industry,Ms Andersson was appointed the Head of the Tourism Programmes at the School of Business and Economics in 1993 where she was responsible for the internationalisation and cooperation with businesses. At the Summer Academy, Ms Andersson is responsible for the operating management and development and administrative planning of the academy, which consists of both international and domestic students and faculty. Ms Andersson constantly creates opportunities for students to gain unique academic experiences under international, intercultural and interdisciplinary settings, particularly in the area of Service and Hospitality Management.
Executive Manager for International Summer School and Marketing
National Chengchi University
Ms Kerri Wu has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry where she worked on product development, customer presentation and satisfaction. Since 2013, Ms Wu has been contributing her experience to the higher education sector by working on the marketing of National Chengchi University. In addition, Ms Wu is involved in the restructuring and designing of International Summer School Programmes.
Through her aspiration and efforts, NCCU ISS has now become a unique programme where topics on history, art, politics, economics, business, innovation and entrepreneurship of Taiwan, Cross Strait and East Asia among Asian universities are being introduced.
Michael F. Lyons
Director of International Partnerships
University of California-Irvine
United States of America
Mr Michael Lyons has over 20 years of experience in international education as an instructor, administrator, advisor and consultant. Mr Lyons is responsible for creating, implementing and managing the UC Irvine Visiting International Summer Session student program and overseeing all Summer Session Partnerships. Under his leadership, the UC Irvine Summer Session program has experienced tremendous growth and diversification. It has also established its reputation as a leader in the area of summer study.
Mr Lyons holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Cultural Geography from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in International Education from the School for International Training. In addition, he has lived, worked and studied in various countries within diverse regions of the world including South and Central America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and most recently in the Middle East.