Programme themes

Nurturing global talent and research excellence

Together, leaders of higher education, government and industry from the MENA region and international authoritative speakers will debate the role and value of a global liberal education in developing talented individuals who are prepared to meet the demands of a global workforce with cultural sensitivity and ethical integrity.

The summit will also address the importance of broad, interdisciplinary instruction – the cornerstone of a liberal education – and the challenges and opportunities of developing a research culture in the MENA region, as well as how universities can ensure societal impact.

Knowledge diplomacy and how research projects that bridge political boundaries can promote the transfer both of deep knowledge and cultural and political understanding will also be a focus.

Additionally, an exclusive THE  rankings masterclass will explore the methodology behind the World University Rankings, giving an analysis of the MENA region’s successes and future opportunities.