25 Nov 2013 11:55

Interfax and QS holding International Conference Emerging Markets: Universities in the Spotlight

Interfax Information Services Group and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), one of the world‘s leading agencies in the field of the rating universities, are holding the International Conference Emerging Markets: Universities in the Spotlight in Moscow on December 17-18, 2013.
The conference, which will be held at the Marriott Grand Hotel, will be attended by prominent international experts and the directors of the largest universities in emerging markets, including from Brazil, India, China, South Africa, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
The program of the two-day conference includes meetings that will look at the problems of higher education in emerging markets and increasing the competitiveness of universities. Participants will discuss issues concerning the creation of effective management systems by world class universities, recruiting and retaining academic staff, the internationalization of higher education and international mobility.
Russian Education and Science Minister Dmitry Livanov is scheduled to speak at the conference.
The main speakers are expected to include Russian Deputy Education and Science Minister Alexander Klimov; Education and Science Minister of Kazakhstan Aslan Sarinzhipov; Higher School of Economics Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov; Moscow State University Vice Rector and Chairman of the Russian Education Ministry‘s Science Council Alexei Khokhlov; St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University Rector Andrei Rudskoi; People‘s Friendship University of Russia Vice Rector Gulnara Krasnova; Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Vice Rector Volodymyr Bugrov (Ukraine); Belarusian State University Vice Rector Alexei Tolstik; and Daugavpils University Rector Arvids Barsevskis (Latvia).
The results of the BRICS University Rankings (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), created by Interfax and QS, as well as the International University Rating for the CIS, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will be presented at the conference.
As part of the presentation of the international rankings, the conference organizers will hold thematic debates, in the course of which they will discuss possible mechanisms for cooperation among BRICS country universities and possibilities for partnerships between leading universities in the CIS aimed at increasing their competitiveness. The organizers will devote particular attention to the topic of developing a common education and research space in the CIS, Georgia and the Baltic nations, as well as assessing the potential of universities in these countries to win leading positions in international rankings.
More information about the conference can be found at: http://univer-rating.ru/international/conference.asp.
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