Sunday, 19th February 2022

10:00 – 13:00  QS Behind the Scenes workshops

13:00 – 14:00  Lunch

16:00 – 17:00  Gully Games / Cricket Match

18:00 – 19:00  Welcoming Reception

19:00 – 21:00  Welcoming Dinner

Monday, 20th February 2022

10:00 – 17:00  Summit Full Day with lunch

19:00 – 21:00  Gala Dinner

Tuesday, 21st February 2022

10:00 – 13:00  Summit Half Day with lunch

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

Universities in India have gone through tremendous transformation and progress as they strive to become a global benchmark for higher education. The QS India Summit delves into how universities in the region are motivated to build a knowledge economy by focusing on key areas like research excellence, quality life-long learning programmes, global partnerships, and women empowerment.

1. Education for life

Learning beyond traditional schooling and throughout adult life is often viewed as a milestone for generating a progressive society. Keeping in mind the recently announced New Education Policy which emphasises holistic and multidisciplinary learning, this panel explores the best practices institutions in the region should undertake to ensure students have access to quality and relevant reskilling programmes.

2. Unlocking the potential of global partnerships

University collaborations are important for global visibility, facilitating knowledge flows, and adopting international learning values. This session looks at opportunities for university partnerships within India, as well as the significance of collaborations with foreign institutions.

3. Sustainable futures

Universities have taken on the crucial role of leaders in the field of sustainability as future generations of students become more aware of the importance of protecting ecosystems and fostering human progress. This discussion will look at the challenges universities face in addressing the topic and how sustainability is being embedded in the higher education system.

4. Path towards women empowerment

Women empowerment is a critical aspect of achieving gender equality in society. How has India’s higher education system encouraged, recognised, and lifted women in the industry and made sure that classrooms are inclusive to meet diverse needs of all students?

5. Nurturing industry-university collaboration

Collaborations between university and industry are vital to encourage innovation and improve students’ opportunities for a future career among many other benefits to society. This conversation will explore how institutions are creating partnerships to ensure students have access to job opportunities with relevant and updated skills.

6. Research excellence amid a changing landscape

Universities engage in and contribute to research as part of their missions around learning and discovery, while also helping communities advance. This panel will look at why and how institutions should strive towards research excellence and the best practices adopted by other institutions in different parts of the world.

7. Digital connection and transformation

The shift to online education in recent years has quickened the pace of digital innovation and readiness. At the same time, the pandemic also showed that the digital divide left those without devices and internet connections further behind. This panel throws light on challenges faced by educators in adopting digitalisation and how disadvantaged students can benefit from certain technologies.

8. Brand & Reputation: Building a world-class institution

Having a strong brand and reputation can help an institution stand out from the competition and attract talented faculty, students and stakeholders. This discussion will explore the factors that can enhance the branding of an institution and the lessons that can be learned from other regions’ success.

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