The World Academic Council is an independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world higher education by engaging leaders in partnership to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The organisation was founded by Professor Muhammad Farmer and constituted as a non-profit organisation in 2011, registered address Shrubland Hall, Norwich Road, Coddenham, Suffolk, England. The World Academic Council is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. (http://www.wac.education)
The event is organised and managed by the British Institute of Technology, England through the support of industry, higher education institutions, quality assurance agencies and education ministries. In 2011 the United Kingdom hosted the 1st World Academic Council, with the focus Bridging the Quality Gap where large number of vice chancellors, industry chief executives, ministers of education, quality assurance agencies, World Bank, European Commission, attended the forum to discuss the ways we can bridge the quality gap including the following areas:
– Paradigm Shift
– One World Partnership
– Leadership and Innovation
– Scholarship and Funding
– World Academic Council (Championing HE) Award
The World Academic Council is made up of Vice Chancellors from prestigious Universities from around the world. The Vice Chancellors come together to discuss initiatives which will promote quality in higher education and research through collaboration. International experts participate to share high level learning in higher education creating education reform leveraging public private partnerships.