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
Moderator: Mmantsetsa Marope (UNESCO)
Panelists: Peter Okebukola (Nigeria) , Sohail Naqvi (Pakistan) , Jean-Richard Cytermann (France), Alexander McCormick (USA) , Zarko Obradović (Republic of Serbia), Tsutomu Kimura (Japan)
Moderator: 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
SESSION 4 – The way forward: towards informed policy?
Chair: Suzy Halimi, French National Commission for UNESCO
Keynote address: Jamil Salmi (World Bank)
Conference Highlights: Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO) and Sir John Daniel (COL)
Closing remarks Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO