Enhancing Higher Education in Middle East & North Africa


QS Middle East and North Africa Professional Leaders in Education – QS-MAPLE – aims to contribute to building world-class universities for Middle Eastern and North African communities through the exchange of best practice and global partnership. Its conference program is developed in the context of higher education advancement in these two regions.

Key Components:

  • Parallel sessions – featuring general and specific aspects of international higher education
  • Plenary sessions – with keynote addresses by leading authorities on higher education
  • QS Squared Debate – Exciting, interactive engagement of the academia for the better understanding of higher education concepts
  • QS Rankosium – providing insightful knowledge on university rankings
  • Exhibition – leading universities and other higher education institutions from around the world showcasing their institutions and program
  • Creative Awards – for best international education promotional design in four categories
  • Vibrant social program – comprising ice-breaker reception, conference dinner and closing lunch during the three conference days, for more relaxed networking


Delegates are often senior and middle-ranking academics and university and college administrators from around the world with a particular interest the Middle East and Africa, who aspire to advance the international success of their institutions and students.


May 10 - 12, 2016

Al Ain, UAE

Organizing partner: United Arab Emirates University

May 2017

Dubai, UAE

Organizing partner: Higher Colleges of Technology and Universiti Malaysia Perlis

Visit www.qsmaple.org for more information

For Asia and rest of the world:

Mandy Mok - Mob: +65 9841 9121 / Email: mm@qs.com

For Middle East, North Africa, India and Sri Lanka:

Ashwin Fernandes - Mob: +65 9338 0322 / Email: ashwin@qs.com