In Search of University Excellence: Perspectives from Russia and Central Asia
Russia experiences its biggest higher education event

The inaugural QS WORLDWIDE conference and exhibition concluded on September 30 in Nizhny Novgorod—a historic event for Russia, which marked the first, but significant, milestone in the internationalization of Russian higher education. The 1st QS WORLDWIDE was a resounding success convening 333 academics, deans, university presidents and chancellors from as many as 32 countries—representing 118 institutions—to exchange their valuable knowledge, learn from the discussions and presentations, and expand their network of academia within Russia and beyond. The astounding success of the event has encouraged a few universities in the region to co-organize the future QS WORLDWIDE conferences in their own countries.