Forum: The value of higher education and research to social and economic development

24 August 2011

On the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Deputy Secretary-General Mr Aart de Geus will discuss how higher education and research can contribute to the social and economic well-being of the Asia Pacific region.

The morning session will include a keynote speech by H.E. Christopher Langman, DFAT Permanent Representative to the OECD, an expert panel discussion and a Q&A.

The afternoon program includes three workshops:

  • Public health
  • Food and water security
  • Economic and social development


Registration is essential. Please register online by 24 August.


When: 8.20am-5.30pm, 30 August 2011
Where:MacLaurin Hall & Holme Building, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free

Contact: Sydney World Program

Phone: 02 9114 0637

Email: 5a26133a1c2e184d3a35173c3c5c5d4e6026362464191a