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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.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will take place on Monday 19 June 2023 at 19.00. Tickets fee is £30.00 per person and can be bought in addition to your registration.

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

Registration Fee, Conference Dinner Tickets and Accommodation

The fee includes registration, lunch and beverages.

Buy your ticket.

Early Bird Registration available now until the 15 March 2023 - £140.00

Early Bird Registration for DBA 22 students only (Day 1 as part of Residential / Day 2 as Conference) available now until the 15 March 2023 - £70.00

Standard Registration between 16 March 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 16 March 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.

Travel and accommodation

Getting to Bath and the University campus.

Book your accommodation on campus.

There is a variety of accommodation in the City of Bath to suit all budgets. You will also be able to reserve accommodation on campus for those who would like to stay. The cost of the accommodation will be £61.00 +VAT per night for a single room (sole occupancy), £74.00 +VAT per night for twin (double occupancy) and £74.00 +VAT per night for a double en suites (single or double occupancy). The accommodation will be in Woodland Court. Accommodation will only be available on 19 and 20 June, with a few additional spaces reserved for 21 and 22 June, for those attending the Thesis Workshop. (Deadline date for room reservation – 8 May 2023)

Refund Policy

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


If you have any questions, please contact us.