QS in conversation has become a rendezvous for presidents, vice presidents, deans, administrators, academics, and people from all walks of life keen to know the latest higher education trends in various parts of the world. All these higher education enthusiasts will gather at a friendly and huge roundtable and discuss the current higher education issues and developments in the specific areas of interest.
Now in its third year, QS in conversation is growing in popularity. The inaugural QS in conversation was held in Dubai in September 2012, and it happened for the second time in Jordan last year. Both seminars were successful events gathering nearly 100 people from countries all over the world. This year, QS Asia will be organizing another seminar in collaboration with an institution that has taken its brand marketing to the next level: QS in conversation with Universiti Brunei Darussalam in Brunei.
The Government of Brunei Darussalam has announced the provision of annual scholarships to international students under a scholarship award scheme, for the 2014/15 academic year. Tenable in Brunei Darussalam, the international students are provided with full scholarships to study in one of the three major universities in the country—Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB), and Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA).
Parallel with the government’s efforts, Universiti Brunei Darussalam will be co-organizing the QS in conversation seminar to contribute to the development of higher education at the national, regional and international levels.
Theme: Higher Education in Asia: Models, Transformations and Challenges
Date: October 14–16, 2014
Venue: The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Brunei
Organizing partner: Universiti Brunei Darussalam