Oxonia International Conference:
Research Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3 - 5th August, 2015, Said Business School, Oxford, UK

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Bayero University, Kano in Nigeria is the Headline Partner for the Conference, demonstrating its commitment and support for the theme of the Conference.

In June 2014 Bayero's current Vice Chancellor, Professor Abubakar Rasheed became the Network's inaugural President, voted in by members of Oxonia. To date nearly 30 representatives from the University have joined fellow international delegates on different leadership and international office programmes run by OAED.

Bayero University has a progressive outlook and under Prof. Rasheed's leadership, has sought to enhance its offering to students as well as to develop its key staff.

Premium Conference Affiliate
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), a member of the Oxonia University Network, is the Premium Conference Affiliate for the Oxonia International Conference. UiTM is one of Malaysia's largest institutions for higher education and was founded in 1956. Since then it has grown enormously and is continuing to expand, becoming one of the world's first 'Mega Universities'. It boasts a main campus in Shah Alam and has a nationwide presence with 12 state campuses, 6 satellite campuses in Shah Alam, 11 state satellite campuses and 21 affiliated colleges. The University offers over 500 academic programmes, accommodates 175,200 students and employs a workforce of 17,770 people.

Professor Sahol Abu Bakar, Vice Chancellor of UiTM will be giving keynote presentations at the Conference on the topics of 'Managing a Mega University' and 'Embedding Entrepreneurship in Teaching and Learning'.

UiTM has established a new governance system called 1 University 2 System (1U2S) which has created an anchor university, surrounded by 12 state universities. The system has enabled the university to optimise the use of its resources to enhance excellence in research, technology and learning as well as community service.