While international scholarly mobility is as old as academia itself, its scale has been rapidly growing in recent decades, in step with broader trends of globalization and the growth of higher education. The advent of the QS World University Rankings and other international university comparisons has in some ways levelled the international playing-field, and it is often the most internationalized universities that perform strongly in university rankings.
But international scholarly mobility is influenced by a broad set of social, economic and political factors, and the movement of scholars across international borders is in itself a social and economic force to be reckoned with.
Against this backdrop, Effat University, Saudi Arabia’s first private non-profit women’s university and QS have joined forced to organize a special edition of QS in conversation.
Date: 7–9 February 2017
Venue: Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, London, UK
Organising Partner: Effat University
Theme: University Rankings and International Migrant Scholars