By the initiative of Europe Business Assembly (EBA Oxford, United Kingdom) from the 12 to 15th October 2014 a major international event took place in South-East Britain - 'Summit of Leaders: Science and Education’.
Held at Oxford town hall the Summit of Leaders is an interactive platform for international cooperation. Since 2000 it has been held in the hearts of the world scientific community. During these years it has been attended by more than 6000 delegates from 56 countries.
With more than a hundred participants, among them - members of parliament, representatives of ministries, scientists, city managers, business organizations and higher educational institutions from thirty countries were accredited at the event.
The summit was opened with welcome address from Europe Business Assembly Director General John Netting. The keynote speech, ‘The Brain of the Future: The Changing Impact of the 21st Century University, The Role of the 21st Century University' was delivered by Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, Professor of Pharmacology at Oxford University, a neuroscientist, writer, broadcaster, member of the House of Lords, UK. During the plenary session participants discussed the issues related to new opportunities and innovations in education.
The presentations of academic programmes projects and international cooperation development programmes have expanded opportunities for academic and scientific cooperation. Several Sections included: ‘University of the future’; ‘Effective forms of education, science and production integration’; ‘Improving the educational process’ and were moderated by John Netting, Director General of Europe Business Assembly, Prof. Garry Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer, World University Consortium, World Academy of Art & Science, United States, Tricia Alegra Jenkins, MBE, Director, International Centre for Excellence in Educational Opportunities, The University of Liverpool, UK, Prof. Vincent Ado Tenebe, Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria, FCM, J.P., Nigeria.
In the framework of the Summit the Memorandum on The Academic Union (AU) was signed by more than 60 Summit participants. AU is a joint initiative of the Club of the Rectors of Europe, Europe Business Assembly and its partners to consolidate the efforts of scientists and educators on science and education development in the XXIst century.
In accordance with tradition, the highlight of the summit was the ‘Socrates Award Ceremony’. A celebratory inauguration of the winners of international awards on 14th October, 2014 in the Main Hall of the Oxford Town Hall. The outstanding representatives of various educational establishments were nominated for prestigious awards of high professional achievement in their fields of activity.
A festive Gala Dinner in honor of the guests of the summit was held afterwards.
CEO, World University Consortium, World Academy of Art & Science, Professor, USA
Tricia Alegra JENKINS MBE
Director, International Centre for Excellence in Educational Opportunities, The University of Liverpool, UK
Rector, University of security Managemant in Kosice, Professor, Slovak Republic
Prince Adewale Olapido OYEKANMI, Osun State College of Technology, Nigeria
...The conference was a huge success... I congratulate you for the successful organisation of the 2014 Summit of Leaders in Oxford, I look forward to attending the next one...
Dr. Rami Hikmat Fouad Al-Hadeethi, Associate Professor, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
Senior Lecturer/ICT Career Counselor, Polytechnics of Zagreb, Croatia
Malegapuru William MAKGOBA
Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Professor, South Africa
...A note to thank you for organizing and making us all comfortable in the Summit meeting.
Buket Akkoyunlu, Professor, Doctor, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Camelia Tulcan, Professor, Doctor, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine 'King Michael I of Romania', Romania
...It was a very useful experience for me. I hope that we will meet again.
CEO, Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt Ltd, (Fiinovation), India
...It was a lovely experience being part of the Europe Business Assembly - Socrates Award Ceremony on 14th October 2014 at Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, UK. I would like to thank and express my sincere gratitude once again to the Socrates Committee of Europe Business Assembly (ЕВА) Oxford, UK.
I congratulate all the team members for their prodigious contribution and making the programme a great success. Also, I thank you for the courtesy and hospitality extended to us.
Valeriia MIKHAILEVICH, Leading Research Officer, Zoological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor, Russia
And it means so much!
I am delighted after such a wonderful celebration of science! I could not even dream to be part of such a celebration!
Bhanujoy DASH, Sylhet City Corporation, Bangladesh
...Summit of Leaders has opened the door of knowing and learning in the global atmosphere. It was an excellent event at the Oxford Town Hall on 12-15 October' 2014. It was a nice time to me when I was with the programme of the Summit.So thank you very much for presenting such kind of events. My best wishes...
Anatoly Pikalov, President, Environmental and Humanitarian Institute, Russia
Bashir Aliyu, PA to Director General Dr. Aminu Ladan Sharehu