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Networking with Purpose - the Lincoln Hub: Dr Andrew West Vice Chancellor, Lincoln University


Education Leaders Forum 2013: Building 21c Learning Communities, 28&29 August, Christchurch - presented by SmartNet Events.

Education Leaders Forum 2013: Building 21c Learning Communities, 28&29 August, Christchurch - presented by SmartNet Events.

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  • 1. Lincoln University networking: A personal view Dr Andrew West Vice-Chancellor & Chairman of the Lincoln Hub CEOs’ Group
  • 2. Let’s start with the BIG picture
  • 3. 0 2 4 6 8 10 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 BillionsofHumans The Second Millennium The Haber Bosch process to fix atmospheric nitrogen Unprecedented growth in human population… from 1 billion in 1900 to 10 billion @ 2050AD The greatest-ever accumulation of mammalian biomass
  • 4. Yet wealth is more influential than population. GDP per capita forecast to grow by 200% to 300% in China and India – way more than population… which will grow, globally, just 40%. More wealth = more demand for the food types NZ specialises in… and more environmental problems Relative GDP per capita levels in PPP terms (US = 100) 2009 Est. 2050 % change US 100 100 - Germany 79 82 +4% India 7 28 +300% China 14 45 +222% Indonesia 9 22 +144% Source: World Bank, PwC model estimates for 2050
  • 5. ... thus creating massive demands for animal proteins and fats, fertilisers, freshwater and soil, which in turn are causing…
  • 6. ... a major extinction event…
  • 7. ... and the warming of global food bowls by as much as 8C in a few hundred years [Source: UK Met Office Hadley Centre, via http://www.newscientist. com/data/images/ns/cms /dn17864/dn17864- 2_800.jpg]
  • 8. How is humanity responding? All these ways:
  • 9. So at the heart of this is a massive, global predicament over use of land, water and climate, compounded by the accelerating rate of extinction of other species What are large factors limiting humanity’s technical response to this predicament? Neither money nor technology, but the lack of sufficient SKILL AND CONFIDENCE in land management
  • 10. Lincoln University is the oldest and most iconic agricultural education institute in the Southern Hemisphere, with an international brand. We need to use that wisely.
  • 11. After all, New Zealand… …can do what most of the world can’t do… farm ruminants on grass without subsidy at a profit…
  • 12. …while much of the world produces milk and beef from cows and cattle fed on subsidised grain…
  • 13. Our Vision is to be….. “A specialist, land-based university that’s a great place to learn, discover and share” Splendid at: • education with a learner centric focus; • research relevant to that education; and • thinking that leads firms and agenciess Feed the World Protect the Future Live Well
  • 14. Four areas of focus: 1. The University 2. Canterbury region 3. New Zealand 4. International
  • 15. 1. The University • Focus academic programmes on land-based activities • Boost student enrolments and care well for them • Secure more funding for ag and hort degree quals • Intensify R&D across the whole University • Renew building infrastructure • Rebuild select areas of academic capability • Improve morale through consistent leadership
  • 16. Our degree portfolio Land & Society GIS & Environmental Informatics Maori & Indigenous Environmental Management Water Management Landscape Architecture Tourism Management Sport & Recreation Management Environmental Policy & Planning Agriculture & Life Science Environment, Society & Design Business & Commerce Lincoln Feed the World Protect the Future Live Well Ecology & Conservation Food Science Agricultural Science Land, Water, Environment Biosecurity & Bioprotection Viticulture & Oenology Agritech Agribusiness & Food Marketing Agricultural Commerce & ManagementSupply Chain Management & Global Business Valuation & Property Marketing Accounting & Finance Food and Resource Economics Information Technology
  • 17. Our brand hierarchy
  • 18. 2. Canterbury • Lead formation of an Agritech Innovation Park • Co-lead intensification of agriculture • Co-lead restoration of ecological stability • Help restore regional confidence
  • 19. 3. New Zealand • Create the Lincoln Hub (more on that anon) • Expand our portfolio of education, research and demonstration farms and orchards • Work with as many Iwi as possible to improve performance of Maori-owned assets and employment of their people, including in leadership • Backward integrate the Lincwantok scheme into Auckland Pasifika • Be driven by outcomes, not outputs
  • 20. 4. Internationally • Build an International Student Village @ Lincoln • Develop pasture-based (sub)tropical farming education and training, R&D, and extension for: South America Parts of Asia Parts of Africa • Develop powerful international partnerships
  • 21. The Lincoln Hub
  • 22. The Lincoln Hub – why? • To better increase the rate of productivity growth whilst improving ecological diversity and environmental management • At regional, national and international geographies • These include dairying, sheep, beef, deer, arable, vegetable, horticultural, tourism (at least at the University) and at some stage forestry
  • 23. The Lincoln Hub – who? A regional collaboration between five founding partners: • Lincoln University • AgResearch • Landcare Research • Plant & Food Research • Dairy NZ In time, others may join
  • 24. The Lincoln Hub – what? Significant collaborations that may include: • Co-ordinated scientific and academic capability planning and appointments • Joint investment in equipment and buildings • Elements of shared services • CRI scientists teaching undergrad • Student internships in CRIs and co-located firms • An Agritech Innovation Park for the private sector • Accelerated knowledge transfer to land managers
  • 25. The Lincoln Hub – where?
  • 26. The Lincoln Hub – when? Infrastructure • AgResearch consulting with staff • Lincoln in discussions with insurer and government Collaboration and organisation • Areas and means agreed before year’s end Material achievements will kick off in 2014
  • 27. Networking with purpose