Phil Baty
Editor of the World University Rankings and deputy editor of Times Higher Education magazine, UK | Bio | Abstract

Sjur Bergan
Head of the Department of Higher Education and History of the
Council of Europe | Bio

Faiq Billal
Director of Science the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)  | Bio

Irina Bokova
UNESCO Director-General | Bio

Jean-Richard Cytermann
Inspector-General for Administration of National Education and Research | Bio | Abstract

John Daniel
President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning | Bio

Kevin Downing
Deputy Registrsar and Senior Coordinator Academic Planning and Quality Assurance at City University of Hong Kong  | Bio  | Abstract

Beatrice d'Hombres
Research Centre of the European Commission, Italy| Bio 

Judith S. Eaton
President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) | Bio

Gero Federkeil
Project Manager in charge or rankings at the CHE – Centre for Higher Education, Germany | Bio  | Abstract

Georges Haddad
Director, Education Research and Foresight (ED/ERF), Education Sector, UNESCO | Bio

Pedro Hernán Henríquez Guajardo
Director a.i. IESAL, Chile | Bio  | Abstract

Suzy Halimi
Vice-President of the French National Commission for UNESCO | Bio

Saleh Hashem 
Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities  | Bio | Abstract

Ellen Hazelkorn 
Keynote speaker, Professor, researcher and author  | Bio | Abstract

Barbara Ischinger
Director for Education for the OECD  | Bio

Tsutomu Kimura
Advisor to the Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology of Japan | Bio | Abstract

Nian Cai Liu 
Professor, Director of the Shanghai Jiao Tong Rankings  | Bio | Abstract

Mmantsersa Marope
Director of Division for Basic to Higher Education and Leaning at UNESCO | Bio

Alexander C. McCormick
Professor of education at Indiana University Bloomington | Bio

Olive Mugenda
Professor, Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University, and Vice-president of the International Association of Universities  | Bio | Abstract

Sohail H. Naqvi
Executive Director, Higher Education Commission Pakistan | Bio  | Abstract

Zarko Obradović
Minister of Education and Science in the Government of Serbia | Bio | Abstract

Peter Okebukola
President of the Global University Network for Innovation GUNI-Africa | Bio | Abstract

Allan Päll 
Vice-Chairperson of the European Students' Union (ESU) | Bio | Abstract

Eva Egron-Polak 
Secretary General of the International Association of Universities (IAU)  | Bio

Nannette Ripmeester
Director of Client Services, Europe i-Graduates, Rotterdam | Bio | Abstract

Jan Sadlak
Professor and President of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence | Bio | Abstract

Jamil Salmi
World Bank’s tertiary education coordinator | Bio | Abstract

Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin
Professor, Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) | Bio  | Abstract

Ben Sowter
Responsible for the operational management of all major QS research projects, QS World University Rankings® and the QS Asian University Rankings.|  Bio | Abstract

Qian Tang
UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education | Bio

Bhoendradatt Tewarie
Vice-Chancellor, Planning and Development at The University of the West Indies (UWI) | Bio  | Abstract

Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić
Chief of the Higher Education Section at UNESCO | Bio

Dirk Van Damme
Head of CERI (Centre for Educational Research and Innovation) in the Directorate for Education at the OECD, Paris  | Bio

Frans van Vught
Former President and Rector of the University of Twente, the Netherlands, coordinator of the European project U-Map, currently leads EC U-Multirank project  | Bio | Abstract

Bernd Wächter
Director of the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), Belgium  | Bio

Richard Yelland
Head of the Education Management and Infrastructure Division in the Directorate for Education at the OECD | Bio | Abstract

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