Under the Patronage of UAE’s Education and Human Resources Council
The Middle East’s First-Ever THE Asia Universities Summit 2019 will Take Place in Abu Dhabi
Khalifa University of Science and technology and the Times Higher Education (THE) today announced they will host prominent global universities for the THE Asia Universities Summit 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
The Middle East’s first-ever THE Asia Universities Summit 2019 themed ‘Connecting Asia,Reaching West’, will be held from 30 April – 2 May 2019 in Abu Dhabi. The summit will include the launch of THE Asia University Rankings 2019 during a gala dinner at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on 1 May. Moreover, the inaugural THE Awards Asia will also honor select universities for their track-record in five different categories during the dinner event.
In addition to Her Excellency Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, UAE, who will offer a keynote during the inauguration of the THE Asia Universities Summit 2019, other notable speakers include presidents and higher officials of Asia’s best universities with high academic ranking such as Tsinghua University,
China, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology. Other key speakers from Khalifa University, the UAE Ministry of Education and THE will also offer their perspectives at the official inauguration of the THE Asia Universities Summit 2019.
The THE Asia Universities Summit 2019 aims to highlight the importance of inter-Asian partnerships as the vital networks of the era. It aims to unite leaders of Asia’s best institutions with industry executives, policymakers and star researchers for three days of debate and discussion that will address challenges and frame the agenda for growth. The focus will be on the way universities can stay equipped and relevant for the pace of change in an age when research exchange is based increasingly on industry growth.
Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “The selection of Khalifa University by the prestigious global Times Higher Education to host The Middle East’s first-ever THE Asia Universities Summit 2019 indicates the high status and good reputation that Khalifa University has in terms of academic capabilities, the knowledge industry’s progress and the policy-makers commitment to ensuring world-class education, not only in the UAE but also across the region, the continent and the rest of the world”.
28 April 2019