Empowering the next generation of universities

8 May 2018

Our fourth Emerging Economies Summit took place in partnership with Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco, 8-10 May 2018.

 

Senior higher education leaders from more than 70 institutions and 22 countries joined us in our discussions and debates on how universities in the region can be a beacon of sustainable growth and impact.

 

Watch the highlights video to get an overview of the event and see where we’ll be hosting next year’s summit:

 

Wednesday 9 May 2018

09:00
Opening remarks

Abdelhanine Belhaj, president, Mohammed V University in Rabat

Saaid Amzazi, minister of national education, professional training, higher education and scientific research, Kingdom of Morocco

Dr. Saâdeddine El Othmani, head of Government of the Kingdom of Morocco

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education


09:30
Keynote: Certainty, change and choice in higher education and economic development

Alan Ruby, senior scholar, University of Pennsylvania


10:15
Is access the answer? How universities can address inequality of opportunity to support employers

Driss Ouaouicha, president, Al Akhawayn University

Samuel Fongwa, research specialist, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

Ahmed S. Yamani, rector, Prince Sultan University

Mohamed Albaili, vice-chancellor, United Arab Emirates University


11:45
In conversation: Widening participation and access in higher education

Sarah Gravett, dean of education, University of Johannesburg

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education


13:45
Research universities - a 21st century training hub?

Chris Havergal, news editor, Times Higher Education

Naïma Amrani, director, Rabat Training Centre, World Gastroenterology Organisation

Mostapha Bousmina, president, Euromed University of Fes

C. Raj Kumar, founding vice-chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University

Íhsan Sabuncuoğlu, Rector, Abdullah Gül University


15:00
Keynote: The matrix college: An industry-initiated model of university 4.0 in Emerging Economies to gain a competitive advantage

Dong-Sung Cho, president, Incheon National University


16:15
Public universities, supporting private sector growth

Hamid Bouabid, professor, Mohammed V University in Rabat

Hassan Al-Derham, president, Qatar University

Mills Soko, director, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Mukti Mishra, president, Centurion University of Technology and Management, and chairman, Gram Tarang

Brahim Benjelloun Touimi, group executive managing director, BMCE Bank and chairman, Bank of Africa

Hicham Iraqi Houssaini, country director, Morocco, Microsoft


Thursday 10 May 2018

09:00
THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education

M'hamed El Aisati, vice-president, project management funding and content analytics, Elsevier

Billy Wong, lead data scientist, Times Higher Education


10:45
The Russian Academic Excellence Initiative:  lessons learned

Andrei Volkov, deputy chairman, 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Initiative Council


11:30
Subject rankings development

Andrei Volkov, deputy chairman, 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Initiative Council

Billy Wong, lead data scientist Times Higher Education

Andrey Svistunov, vice-rector, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Grigory Zaslavsky, rector, Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS)


13:15
Securing stable investment for responsible higher education development

Wail Benjelloun, president, UNIMED

Tod Laursen, president, Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Abel Idowu Olayinka, vice-chancellor, University of Ibadan

Azzedine El Midaoui, president, College of University Presidents (CPU) of Morocco

Christina Välimäki, vice-president of segment marketing, Elsevier

Jaroslav Miller, rector, Palacký University


15:00
Keynote: Preparing students for the 21st century

Mamdouh Shoukri, president emeritus, York University


15:45
How can academic research compete for talent?

Chris Havergal, news editor, Times Higher Education

Amine Bensaid, president, Mundiapolis University

Ioannis Karakassis, deputy rector of academic affairs, University of Crete

Mikhail Strikhanov, rector, MEPhI University


16:45
Closing remarks

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, Times Higher Education

Abdelhanine Belhaj, president, Mohammed V University in Rabat