Welcome Message


We are delighted to host QS-MAPLE Annual Strategic Summit – a dynamic platform for knowledge-sharing and professional networking – and extend our warm welcome to the delegates of the 9th iteration of the Summit that takes place in Dubai this year.

Under the theme of “Promoting Research in the Middle East and Africa”, the conference offers a great opportunity to the diverse cohort of academics, educators and administrators to participate in constructive discourse that will explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging in research in the region.

With a strong focus on building a knowledge-based economy, the United Arab Emirates places great value on research and scholarship. It is both timely and essential for higher educational institutions across the region to examine the dynamic possibilities available in the field of research and rectify any possible challenges that may occur in the process of scholarly inquiry.

During the course of the Summit, higher educational institutes will have access to relevant information, necessary tools and advanced methodologies to ensure a sustainable ecosystem for our scholars, while students and educators will receive the support required to achieve academic excellence.

We are proud to collaborate with the 9th QS-MAPLE Annual Strategic Summit and eagerly await the opportunity to exchange ideas, share information and work together on exciting new projects that will develop during the course of the Summit.

Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi
President of Zayed University and UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development