Reimagining & Transforming the University: Confluence of Ideas During & Beyond COVID-19

O.P. Jindal Global University is hosting a Global Virtual Conference

Date : 6th & 7th August 2020

STAR Scholars Network was a co-host to this global virtual conference.

Dr. Uttam Gaulee, president of the STAR Scholars Network participated in the panel on Employability, Entrepreneurship and Socio-Economic Mobility


75+ speakers from around the world will deliberate on 15 sub-themes as listed below:

Educational leadership, Institutional Resilience and Innovative solutions

Digital Technology to facilitate Teaching and Learning: Global Experiences

Student Health, Social and Cultural Engagement

Faculty Health and Well-being during and after the Pandemic

Pursuit of Access, Equity and Excellence in the University

Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice as the University Mission

Beyond the Ivory Tower: Research and University Social Responsibility

Internationalization at Home and in the Curriculum

Student & Faculty Mobility and Educational and Cultural Exchange

Employability, Entrepreneurship and Socio-Economic Mobility

The Role of University Rankings, Accreditation and Benchmarking

Quality Assurance and the Pursuit of Excellence

Policy, Regulation and Governance for Institutional Sustainability

The Role of Public funding and Philanthropy for the University

The Idea of the University during and beyond COVID-19 Disruption


Here is the link to the conference website with the registration link:

Here is the registration link:


Invitation letter by Francisco J. Marmolejo


Dear colleague:

We extend an invitation to join us at the Global Virtual Conference on the theme ‘Reimagining and Transforming The University:  Confluence of Ideas during and beyond the COVID-19 Disruption’ which will be held during 6th and 7th August, 2020.


This is an event organized by O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), India in collaboration with Qatar Foundation, in addition to other organizations including the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities, Laspau (A Harvard University affiliated network), and the STAR Scholars Network.

As we are still in the midst of the pandemic, there are more questions than answers about future trajectories of higher education globally. To address these questions, the Global Virtual Conference will include the participation of more than 80 institutional leaders from over 55 universities and colleges across the world, and key global higher education experts. The event will be inaugurated by the Minister of Human Resources Development of India. It includes 15 Thematic Panel Discussions, 4 Keynote Addresses, and 2 Special Dialogues including a Special Panel led by Women Leaders from Universities. 

The conference speakers are from Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Qatar. We will see representation from some of the leading universities across these countries including BITS Pilani, Boston College, Cornell University, Harvard University, Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad, Jawaharlal Nehru University, The University of Chicago, The University of Sydney, McGill University, Qatar University, Pace University, University of Arizona, University of Delhi, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Oxford, University of Sao Paulo, University of Wollongong, Yale University, York University. This will indeed allow us to get a global perspective on the future of higher education.

This event will be broadcast live on JGU’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

In order to receive the link to join the conference, please register on: and for more details you can refer to the attached programme schedule.

You can also visit the conference website: or write to

Many thanks in advance for your interest. We look forward to seeing you virtually at this important event.


Francisco Marmolejo

P.S. Please take note that the schedule of the event is on Indian Standard Time (IST). The language of the conference is English. Some sessions will have simultaneous interpretation to English.


Francisco J. Marmolejo Education Advisor

Qatar Foundation Chairpersons Office