In a Nutshell

The QS Subject Focus Summit on Chemical Engineering brings together for the first time academics, senior higher education administrators and industry professionals from Chemical Engineering and related domains. This group of people, who are at the nexus of research, education and society, are the thought leaders and change makers of Chemical Engineering as an academic field. By providing a focused yet global forum for networking and the sharing of ideas, the Summit fosters a renewed and deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Chemical Engineering, and the strategies needed to capitalise on the rapid changes that are occurring in this ever more important field.

Under the theme of “Examining the Grand Problems in Chemical and Energy Engineering: A Global and Transdisciplinary Perspective”, the Organising Committee has identified three key distinct yet complimentary tracks that succinctly address the most significant leadership challenges for Chemical Engineering departments:

  • Track 1: Defining the Grand Problems and Designing Sustainable Solutions for Global Society
  • Track 2: Fostering Globally Competent Professional Leaders in Chemical Engineering: The Educational Imperative
  • Track 3: Working Across the Global Knowledge Network: Pursuing and Managing Collaborative Research Excellence.

These three tracks provide a unique opportunity to benchmark one’s own institutional practices against that of leading peers. Chemical Engineering researchers confront some of the most important global challenges every day, providing both an inspiration and a great responsibility to our broader society. This responsibility should be entrusted with Chemical Engineers who are not just technologically competent, but who also possess the soft skills needed to move the field forward, both as professionals and as leaders. And finally, Chemical Engineering departments require an ability to bring together knowledge and researchers from diverse fields and diverse countries, requiring academic managers to constantly bridge cultural gaps as they bring institutions together. Successfully managing these areas is the key to a department’s long-term success, including its performance in the QS World Rankings by Subject.

Organised in collaboration with Hanyang University, and held in Seoul, South Korea, the Summit is also the perfect venue to expand and strengthen your personal and institutional network with other departments and key industry researchers from South Korea, Asia and beyond.