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What is the THE  Emerging Economies Summit?


The Times Higher Education  Emerging Economies Summit 2019, in partnership with Qatar University, will bring together leaders from the most significant research universities in the world’s emerging economies, as well as policymakers and industry executives, to share and advance understanding of the opportunities and role of research universities to secure their future and play a key role in their nation’s development.

As mature economies realign after the 2008 financial crisis, emerging markets have risen to account for more than half of the global economy and the vast majority of global growth. An important question now for university presidents in these countries is how best to secure and sustain their institutions through the formation of international partnerships, production of graduates and research innovation. At the same time, national leaders are attempting to create the optimum stable environment for their universities to flourish, in an effort to maintain economic growth and educate more students than ever before.

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Our speakers


Leaders will come together to debate and explore questions such as: Can higher education institutions in emerging economies benefit from high rates of growth to enable them to further progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals? Can they entrench their social value so that they can be resilient against potential risks posed by future global environmental or financial instability? Can technology enable new models of institutions to develop that will be stronger than those of the 20th century? Join world-class experts from across the globe in Qatar to examine these questions and more.
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Hessa Al-Jaber
Former minister of ICT
Qatar Government
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Dlawer Abdul-Aziz Ala'Aldeen
President, Middle East Research Institute
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Roberto Alvarez
Executive director
Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils
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Valerie Amos
Director
SOAS, University of London
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Sarah Anyang Agbor
Commissioner for human resources, science and technology
African Union
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Phil Baty
Chief knowledge officer
THE
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Hassan Al-Derham
President
Qatar University
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Luiz Costa
President, IREG Observatory on academic ranking and excellence
IESB University
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M'hamed el Aisati
Vice-president of product management, funding and content analytics
Elsevier
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Michael Fung
President, Higher Education Planning in Asia Association
Deputy chief executive (industry) AI Singapore
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The summit was an excellent experience regarding both the content and the networking potential. I was impressed by the strategies adopted in some universities from countries with a more recent academic tradition. We have a lot to learn from each other.


Ioannis Karakassis, vice-rector, University of Crete

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Times Higher Education strengthens ties for better partnerships between universities of emerging economies.

El Ayachi Chater, assistant professor, Mohammed V University in Rabat

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Attending this summit opened my eyes to experience the issues that are key in the shaping of our universities for the future.

Sibusiso Mdletshe, head of department, University of Johannesburg


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