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Hugh Grove, Professor, School of Accountancy, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, the USA

Hugh Grove is professor of accountancy for the Daniels College of Business. He joined the College after receiving his doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1975. Previously, Grove served as visiting professor for the University of Colorado and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and as assistant professor for California State Polytechnic University.

Andy Hor, Professor, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), Hong Kong University

Professor Andy Hor graduated from Imperial College (London) and Oxford University (D.Phil.). After his postdoctoral stint in Yale University, he started his academic career in the National University of Singapore (NUS), and became a full professor at age 44 – very rare in the 1990s’.

In NUS, he took up different management positions such as Vice Dean (Academic) of Science, Senior Advisory committee member of the NUS Graduate School, Science Secretariat of the "Core Curriculum". He is Concurrent Professor of Fudan University and Senior Fellow of the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR). His fellowship includes Humboldt (Muenchen & Muenster), Commonwealth (Liverpool), ASAIHL (HKU & HKCU), Jackson Memorial (Griffith), Anthony Mason (New South Wales), Wilsmour (Melbourne), JSPS (Tokyo & Hokkaido) etc. He was among the earlier recipients of the National Young Scientist & Engineer award, Outstanding Educator Award and numerous teaching and research awards of NUS as well as the ASEAN (Science) Achievement award.

Professor Hor is the Fellow of the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) (FRSC). By Aug 2015, he has published 380 international papers, filed patents in areas like nanostructures and battery materials, and delivered numerous plenary, keynote and invited lectures in various international, regional and local meetings.

The title of his presentation will be “Sustainable Growth of Tertiary Institutes in a Knowledge-Based Economy”.

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