The fourth regional Times Higher Education MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Universities Summit will examine how a global education can provide research and creative opportunities for students that concurrently wield positive social impact for the region. The summit will focus on higher education teaching and research models for the MENA region, while also sharing global perspectives on how to nurture a talent pipeline.
NYU Abu Dhabi is an ideal host for this summit – as an institution that is a decade old, its fundamental model of education emphasizes breadth through a liberal education core curriculum and depth through rigorous majors. Students at NYU Abu Dhabi are internationally diverse and are part of a global network that prioritises study away as an important component of the undergraduate experience.
A combination of keynote speeches, participatory debates, live polling, case studies and panel discussions, accompanied by a THE rankings masterclass will support attendees as they consider these key themes:
Hundreds of leaders from the world’s best and most ambitious universities and research-led companies will reflect on what are the optimum conditions for human talent to develop and how some of the key obstacles can be overcome.
Participants include vice-chancellors, rectors, presidents, deputy presidents, vice-presidents and distinguished scholars representing higher education and governments along with industries and businesses with close links to both sectors.
The Times Higher Education MENA Universities Summit 2018 took place 19-21 March at King Abdulaziz University, in Saudi Arabia, and was attended by over 300 leaders from 31 countries.
Programme: View the full summit programme and list of speakers
Podcast: Hear the THE team and university leaders talk about their highlights and the hot topics discussed at the summit