The QS Higher Ed Summits have attracted high level speaker and leaders from around the world, including royalty, national leaders, technology experts, Vice-Chancellors, and community leaders, on a vast range of topics. Explore some of our past speakers to learn more about what to expect at future QS Higher Ed Summits.

Past Featured Speakers

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Tuilaepa Lupesoliai

Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi,
Prime Minister,
Samoa

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His Excellency General Prayut Chan-O-Cha

Prime Minister,
The Kingdom of Thailand

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Suvit Maesincee

Former Minister,
Higher Education, Science,
Research and Innovation of Thailand

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Honorary Rosy Akbar

Honorary Minister,
Ministry of Education

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J. Prospero “Popoy” E. De Vera III

Chairman, Commission on Higher Education

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Irina Georgieva Bokova

Former Director-General,
UNESCO

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Betty Vandenbosch

Chief Content Officer,
Coursera

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HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan

President of the Royal Scientific Society, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Princess Sumaya University for Technology

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Haifa Al Kaylani

Founder & Chairman,
Arab International Women’s Forum and Commissioner,
ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work

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Sophia the Robot

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Innovation Champion,
Hanson Robotics

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Sonia Ben Jaafar

CEO,
Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

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Anthony Salcito

Vice President -
Worldwide Education, Microsoft

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Robert Kirkpatrick

Executive Director, UN Global Pulse,
Executive Office of the Secretary-General,
United Nations

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Tara Pettus

Industry Lead,
Disruptors,
Facebook

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Haifa Al Najjar

Senator, Upper House of the Jordanian Parliament (Jordanian Senate)&
Superintendent; Ahliyyah School for Girls &
Bishop's School for Boys Amman, Jordan

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QS India Summit 2023
India’s Global Vision: Building Universities for
A Knowledge Economy