The Global Festival of Learning is our way of celebrating learning and knowledge. Although this is only the second Global Festival of Learning it is already attracting much attention and this year we focus on some of the more pressing issues that are being faced globally.We have arranged a fantastic programme of keynotes, plenary sessions and cultural activities, covering topics ranging from tourism & business, marketing, science and journalism, social interactions, and leadership and innovative learning. We look forward to engaging and sharing thoughts with colleagues and people during the Festival and experiencing the fantastic programme of social and cultural activities arranged for us by our wonderful hosts. The Global Festival of Learning is more than just an event – it is how BU works closely with our valued partners to co-create impact with communities and regions across the globe. We are confident that you will meet like-minded people, create new ideas, share common professional ground, inspire others and celebrate the joy of learning so that the Festival is both stimulating and rewarding. The programme takes place this year in Indonesia – one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia (Jakarta, 27th & 28th March), and Penang, Malaysia – the Silicon Valley of the East and a UNESCO World Heritage site (30th and 31st March).
The overarching theme of this year’s ASEAN Festival is Sustainability and Development and it opens in Jakarta with academic, government and industry speakers from Business, Media, Communication, Tourism and Hospitality. The Keynote speaker is Bournemouth University alumni Professor Ir. Wiendu Nuryanti, MArch, PhD Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta Vice-Minister of Education and Culture for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Education, Government of Indonesia (2011-2014). The Festival also features an opportunity for Indonesian students to learn more about BU and attend Master Classes from a range of experts.
MALAYSIA The Festival then proceeds to Penang where issues around Heritage, Health, Tourism and Hospitality will be explored by a range of experts from industry and education. Our Keynote Speaker is Professor Dato’ Dr. Morshidi Sirat the Founding Director of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF) based at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. CTEF is a collaborative effort between MoHE and Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC) based in London. We have arranged a fantastic programme of keynotes, plenary sessions and cultural activities, covering topics ranging from tourism & business, marketing, science and journalism, social interactions, and leadership and innovative learning. The Festival concludes on the final day with a networking event and roundtable discussion on Investing in Skills & Talent: Spotlight on Tourism and Health.
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The Bournemouth University Global Festival of Learning INDIA 2017
The Global Festival of Learning India 2017 will take place in Pune (April 18 and 19), and in New Delhi (April 20 and 21).
The Bournemouth University Global Festival of Learning CHINA 2017
The Global Festival of Learning China 2017 will take place in May for one week and across three cities: Zhuhai (15th), Guangzhou (16th) and Beijing (18th, 19th).