The Middle East and Africa are in a transitional period, with countries in both regions exploring new opportunities for diversified and globalized economic models. Disruption across industries is seeing resources exports, primarily oil, coming to the end of their life cycle, and many countries are looking to shift towards a knowledge-led economic future.

Under the theme Innovative Middle East and Africa, the QS MAPLE 2020 virtual conference and exhibition explores how higher education providers can build both regions’ knowledge economies, develop an entrepreneurial mindset and lead new and diversified economic models. Bringing together experts from throughout the region and beyond, QS MAPLE 2020 Virtual Conference unpacks the opportunities for higher education to lead and guide through the upcoming changes.

Don't miss the chance to hear from our distinguished speakers!


  • Presidents/vice presidents, Chancellors/vice chancellors and university policymakers
  • Senior administrators and academics involved in faculty and student exchanges
  • International directors and office staff
  • Government officials

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You can register for the conference via our QS MAPLE 2020 Virtual Conference website.

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* Please note that the following cancellation charges apply:

Period before conference within which written notification of cancellation is received Cancellation Charges
31-60 days 50% of registration fee
0-30 days No refund

Our conference program can be found via our QS MAPLE 2020 Virtual Conference website.

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