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ICHEM Conference - The Future of Higher Education: Competition, Collaboration and the Global Good

This conference brings together world-class scholars, university leaders, students and alumni of our unique DBA in Higher Education Management.

  • 19 Jun 2023, 9.00am to 20 Jun 2023, 5.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • 10 East (School of Management), University of Bath
  • Price from £140.00 to £170.00 (GBP)

The Future of Higher Education: Competition, Collaboration and the Global Good

Our International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM) supports critical research, leadership and practice to strengthen the innovative capacity of higher education, including our DBA in Higher Education Management, which constitute the largest group of managers researching higher education worldwide.

Bringing together students, alumni and established academic staff, the conference is an excellent opportunity for you to hear about and discuss the research and leadership practices that have contributed to innovation for the public good within HE over the last 25 years.

The programme will include distinguished keynote speakers, including Simon Marginson (University of Oxford, Director, Centre for Global Higher Education), Arnoud De Meyer (Previous President, Singapore Management University),
Jose Manual Restrepo Abondano (Rector Universidad EIA, Previous Minister of Finance for Columbia) and our own Rajani Naidoo (University of Bath, Vice President and Co-Director, ICHEM). There will also be opportunities for showcasing DBA research and innovative practice as well as excellent networking opportunities and sharing expertise on career progression.

The conference will be opened by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian White, and our Dean, Professor Steve Brammer. We are very privileged to also hear from the founder of ICHEM/DBA, Professor Richard Mawditt.

Special thanks to Prof Richard Mawditt and School of Management Research Fund for supporting this event.

Speaker profiles

Programme and Bios to follow.


The School of Management Building (10 East) has level access with double-width automatic doors. There are lifts inside the building. If you have any specific access needs please email

More information about the accessibility at the University of Bath, please visit AccessAble

Invitation to present your research

We would like to invite you to present your research or a leadership innovation you have developed at our conference. You are also of course very welcome to attend the conference without presenting. If you would like to present, please submit a title and a short abstract of around 250 words

Deadline date for submission of your abstract is 14 April 2023.

Registration Fee, Conference Dinner Tickets and Accommodation

The fee includes registration, lunch and beverages.

Buy your ticket.

Early Bird Registration available now until 14 April 2023 - £140.00

Early Bird Registration for DBA 22 students only (Day 1 as part of Residential / Day 2 as Conference) available now until 14 April 2023 - £70.00

Standard Registration between 15 April 2023 to 01 June 2023 - £170.00

Standard Registration for DBA 22 students only (Day 1 as part of Residential / Day 2 as Conference) between 15 April 2023 to 1 June 2023 - £85.00

Conference Dinner

We would very much like you to join us for the Conference Dinner and you can purchase tickets for this in addition to your registration fee. The fee is £30.00 per person. You are also welcome to purchase tickets for guests to attend the dinner.

Refund Policy

Travel and accommodation

Getting to Bath and the University campus.

Find out more about booking on campus accommodation.

We have also arranged special rates for conference delegates with Apex, Doubletree by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton hotels in the Bath city centre. Find out more about these offers and additional hotels in Bath

Conference registration cancelled on or before 29 May 2023 is refundable but subject to a £50 administrative fee. Conference Dinner cancelled on or before 29 May 2023 is fully refundable.


10 East (School of Management)

10 East (School of Management) University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


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