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5 November 2015

Summit on ‘Why emerging economies need world class universities’ in Dec

Quodsi everti ancillae vim qui lorem persius petentium Summit on ‘Why emerging economies need world class universities’ in Dec

New Delhi, Nov 5 (ENA)  To deliberate on the theme ‘Why emerging economies need world class universities’ the first ever Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Universities Summit 2015 will be held here.

Organised by Times Higher Education (THE) in partnership with the International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHED), O P Jindal Global University, the event is scheduled to take place from December 2-4.

According to media reports, the summit will also feature an exclusive first look at the 2016 The BRICS and Emerging Economies Ranking results, which will be announced during the summit, followed by a Rankings Masterclass with THE World University Rankings editor, Phil Baty.

Sessions during the summit will revolve around topics such as developing a culture of research excellence; and the role of international collaborations in promoting global excellence.

Baty pointed out that the summit is special because it would bring together countries that are traditionally crowded out of the global rankings system.  The event would see universities from developing economies discuss development issues, shared concerns and share good practices.

Significantly, it would bring together university leaders, scholars, institution builders and policy makers from across the world.  According to Founding Vice Chancellor of O P Jindal Global University International, Professor C Raj Kumar, the summit will discuss the big issues of higher education with a strong focus on globalisation and its implications for the governance of universities.

International benchmarking as a means for developing world-class universities that can be catalysts for social, economic and human development will be the theme throughout sessions, Prof Kumar added.  (ENA Bureau)

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