Irina Bokova , Director-General, UNESCO

Barbara Ischinger, Director for Education, OECD

Ellen Hazelkorn: Rankings and accountability in higher education - Uses and misuses



Panel: The demand for transparency: What do the rankings actually tell us?

Moderator: Bernd Wächter, Academic Cooperation Association

Panelists: Phil Baty (Times Higher Education), Faiq Billal (ISESCO) , LIU Nian Cai (Shanghai Jiao Tong Rankings) , Beatrice d’Hombres (Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning – CRELL, Italy), Ben Sowter (QS World University Rankings)


Panel: Rankings and their impact on policy and practice

: Mmantsetsa Marope (UNESCO)

National perspectives

: Peter Okebukola (Nigeria)  , Sohail Naqvi (Pakistan) , Jean-Richard Cytermann (France), Alexander McCormick (USA) , Zarko Obradović (Republic of Serbia), Tsutomu Kimura (Japan)

Institutional perspectives

: Eva Egron-Polak, International Association of Universities

Panelists: Sharifah Hapsah (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
Kevin Downing (City University of Hong Kong) Saleh Hashem (Association of Arab Universities), Bhoendradatt Tewarie (University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago), Allan Päll (European Students’ Union)

SESSION 3 – Beyond rankings: accountability tools

Chair: Sjur Bergan, Council of Europe

Speakers: Richard Yelland (OECD) , Frans van Vught (The Netherlands) , Judith Eaton (CHEA, USA) , Gero Federkeil (CHE, Germany) , Pedro Henríquez-Guajardo (IESALC)

SESSION 4 – The way forward: towards informed policy?

Chair: Suzy Halimi, French National Commission for UNESCO
Keynote address: Jamil Salmi (World Bank)

Panelists: Dirk van Damme (OECD) , Olive Mugenda (Kenyatta University)  , Georges Haddad (UNESCO), Nannette Ripmeester (i-Graduate) , Jan Sadlak (IREG) , Charles Fadel (CISCO)

Conference Highlights: Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO) and Sir John Daniel (COL)

Closing remarks Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO

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