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QS WORLDWIDE 2018 Conference a great success!

The 2018 QS WORLDWIDE Conference and Exhibition concluded successfully in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday, 23 May 2018.Taking place at a time of rising confidence in the Russian higher education sector, QS WORLDWIDE highlighted the rapid advance of Russian universities in the various QS rankings. Being the result of important higher education reforms that have taken place during the past decade and concerted efforts by the Russian government, including the “5-100” Russian Academic Excellence Project, Russian universities are now poised to emerge on the global stage.

The 2-day QS WORLDWIDE conference itself saw a number of keynotes, debates, panel discussions and presentations as well as a well-visited exhibition area dubbed the “QS Hub”. Notable keynotes included those by Prof Weifang Min on strategies for building world class universities, and Dr Andrei Volkov who offered sharp insights into the experience of Russian higher education reform since the end of the Soviet Union.

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