Posted on May 16, 2018

Qatar University (QU) will host the 2019 Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit on January 14-16, 2019, in collaboration with the Times Higher Education (THE).

The event, first of its kind in the Arab world, aligns with Qatar’s pioneering role in education in the region. It is also the second THE summit organized by QU as the University hosted in 2015 the first edition of the Times Higher Education MENA Universities Summit. The event will bring together experts from THE and top leaders from the university and industry sectors to share their experiences in building and developing knowledge economies for high-value returns to societies of emerging economies and developing countries.

QU President Dr. Hassan Al Derham said: “The summit will explore strategies for driving up quality in teaching, research and knowledge transfer; leadership challenges facing institutions in developing economies; and how industry partnerships can prepare students for employment. Such priorities are already underlined by Qatar National Vision 2030 and Qatar University’s strategy 2018-2022, which maps out the routes to achieving continuing performance excellence building on our achievements in our key areas of education, research, institution and engagement.”

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He added: “Since its inception in 1977, Qatar University has become one of the leading institutions of academic and research excellence in the GCC region. It provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, primed to shape the future of Qatar. The organization’s strong relationship with Qatari society is reflected in its community service efforts and in its vibrant research portfolio that addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances national goals towards a knowledge-based economy, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of the society. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit. In addition to an inspiring program with many leaders in their field, you will enjoy the warm hospitality that Qatar always provides.”

THE Editorial Director, Global Rankings Phil Baty said: “We are delighted to be working on this summit with Qatar University – one of the most internationally-focused universities in the world, based at one of the most beautiful university campuses in the world. Qatar’s focus on driving up the quality of research and the pace of innovation, and its focus on aligning graduate skills with the needs of the economy, make it a perfect national case study for the event, and Doha’s location as a major global transport hub makes it the perfect location to bring together universities from over 40 countries across four continents: Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. As Qatar University has hosted a previous THE summit, I also can guarantee they will offer exceptional organization and a very, very warm welcome to all of our delegates.”