ASIA: HE summit calls for public-private partnerships

An Asia regional higher education summit has called for stronger partnerships among public and private institutions across the globe to face emerging challenges, reports China View. The three-day summit, the first of its kind in Asia, began in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka last Monday with participation by around 150 university presidents and vice chancellors, senior business executives, foundations and government officials.

Speakers at the inaugural session identified terrorism, food shortages, energy deficiency and poverty major challenges that the world is facing, and said higher education and innovative thinking could help tackle these problems.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in association with Dhaka University and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology organised the summit titled "Higher Education's Response to Global Challenges".
Full report on the China View site