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Atsushi SEIKE

The Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan

Former President
Keio University

Atsushi SEIKE

Jaeho YEOM

Chairman of the Board
SK Holdings

Former President
Korea University



King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Former President
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


May 7, 2021


Among the best universities in the world, private universities play a central and leading role. Institutions such as Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale Universities have been the pioneer of higher education for centuries. While Asian universities have witnessed tremendous growth in recent decades, most leading players are public universities. 
As Asia continues to rise globally with rapidly growing economies, what will private universities' future look like? What changes can we expect to see regarding its governance and financing? Most importantly, what roles will they play and what responsibilities do they have in solving our global challenges such as climate change?

In this dialogue, we are delighted to feature two leading private Asian university leaders. Watch the dialogue to hear what they say about the past, present, and future of private universities in Asia.

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