Prof. Ma. Belinda S. Mandigma, PhD, CPA of the Department of Financial Management of the College of Commerce and Business Administration was the Plenary Speaker of three joint international conferences held in Beijing, China from August 6 to 8, 2016. Mandigma’s talk focused on “The Role of Academics in Sustainable Global Research.” The conferences included: the 6th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2016), the 2nd International Conference on Education, Learning and Training (ICELT 2016), and the 2nd International Conference on IT and Education Innovations (ICIEI 2016). Mandigma is a research associate of the Research Center on Culture, Education, and Social Issues.

Participants from around the world attended the conference, including researchers from a wide variety of scientific areas with common interests in education, research & innovation, learning, training and information technology representing countries like Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Turkey, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Botswana, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines. The three-day event enabled participants to get theoretical grounding, practical knowledge, and personal contacts that will help them build long-term, profitable and sustainable communication among researchers and practitioners.