5th Annual International Symposium on University Rankings - 30th April 2013, Brussels

The 5th Annual International Symposium on 
University Rankings and Quality Assurance 2013
Central Brussels
Tuesday 30th April 2013

The concept of university rankings is rapidly becoming one of the most important tools used by both students and academic professionals across the world. With the higher education sector widely acknowledged as one of the essential drivers of economic growth, this places an ever greater importance on the systems for assessing and comparing the higher education options available. 

Recognising the need for greater clarity, the European Commission recently implemented the second phase of its major initiative U-Multirank - independent from public authorities and universities. 

This annual international symposium, now in its fifth year, will assess the latest developments and future outlook for the U-Multirank initiative, and explore the challenges that lie ahead in maintaining comprehensive and user-friendly systems for ranking universities on a global scale. The symposium offers an invaluable opportunity to discuss the dynamics between international rankings and national initiatives developed in various countries, collaborate and communicate strategies and share best practices. 

For further details, please refer to the enclosed event abstract and programme. Do feel free to circulate this information to relevant colleagues within your organisation. 

In the meantime, to ensure your university or organisation is represented, pleasebook online or complete and return the registration form at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s).

Kind regards, 

Martina Cicakova 
Public Policy Exchange 
Tel:             +44 (0) 845 606 1535       
Fax: +44 (0) 845 606 1539