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Beirut, Lebanon

30 January 2018 (Tuesday)

Isam Fares Hall, American University of Beirut

Timing - 09:30 am to 2:45 pm

Hosted by

Supported by

Regional Partner

Strategic Alliance

About QS/ Quacquarelli Symonds was founded in 1990 and has established itself as the leading global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions. The activities of QS span across 50 countries and it works with 2,000 of the world's leading higher education institutions and over 12,000 employers. QS is headquartered in London and it has 400 staff members.  

About QS Rankings/ QS has been producing authoritative, independent and global rankings since 2004 and continues to lead innovation in the ranking and evaluation of higher education institutions worldwide. All our rankings are compiled by the QS Intelligence Unit in consultation with the QS Global Academic Advisory Board. Bibliometric data required in the citation score sections of the methodology is supplied by Scopus, part of Elsevier, the world's largest abstract and citation database of research literature.

About our event/ As part of its commitment to support the Arab region towards building knowledge economies, QS Intelligence Unit will conduct a series of Rankings Roadshows during the current rankings data collection cycle. These roadshows will be conducted in the format of a seminar with interactive sessions.

What to expect/ 

  • In-depth understanding of our World, Arab and other rankings relevant to the region

  • Data collection process and submission guidelines

  • Analysis on performance of universities in the country/region which is not publicly available

  • Data and other tools available to enhance your learning

  • Preview on our activities for the year


09:30 – 10:00

Registration & Badge Collection

10:00 – 10:15

Opening remarks by Host

Professor Mohamed Harajli

Provost, American University of Beirut

10:15 – 10:35

Setting the scene on “QS & Importance of Rankings”

Mr Ashwin Fernandes

Regional Director, QS Intelligence Unit, UK

10:35 – 11:25

QS World, Arab & Subject Rankings Methodologies

Ms Selina Griffin

Rankings Manager, QS Intelligence Unit, UK

11:25 – 11:45

QS Rankings 2019 Data Collection Cycle

Ms Selina Griffin

Rankings Manager, QS Intelligence Unit, UK

11:45 – 12:15

Coffee break & networking

12:15 – 13:00

QS Stars Rating for Excellence

Mr Ashwin Fernandes

Regional Director, QS Intelligence Unit, UK

13:00 – 13:30

Exclusive analysis on regional trends

Ms Selina Griffin

Rankings Manager, QS Intelligence Unit, UK

13:30 – 13:45

Concluding remarks with preview of QS activities

Mr Ashwin Fernandes

Regional Director, QS Intelligence Unit, UK

13:45 – 14:45

Networking lunch

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