VMU to Host First-Ever QS in Conversation Summit in the Baltic States


On 14-15 October 2019, VMU will host the first-ever QS in Conversation summit in the Baltic states, “Enhancing Visibility through International Cooperation: Mobility, Recognition, Branding”.

QS in Conversation is a unique international summit which is highly focused and discussion-driven, focusing on important current issues in international higher education. While focused in scope, QS in Conversation is wide in diversity and deep in substance, bringing together the leading thinkers and decision makers from around the world.

This edition of QS in Conversation is the first QS event organised in the Baltic states, and it is the result of an international tripartite collaboration between Lithuania’s Vytautas Magnus University, Kazakhstan’s Eurasian National University, and QS. The Baltic region, which has a border with Russia and yet consists of EU member states, plays a unique bridging role in Europe culturally, economically and in science and higher education. Engaging with Baltic institutions is therefore a great way to explore opportunities in Northern Europe and Eurasia as a whole.

Under the theme “Enhancing Visibility through International Cooperation: Mobility, Recognition, Branding”, QS in Conversation will focus on how institutions of higher learning can leap onto the global stage and play an active role in the global higher education community. With internationalization touching almost every facet of life in a modern university, successfully riding these waves of change is both an art and a science.

Preliminary programme includes speakers from the UK, USA, Kazakhstan, Latvia and other countries. Separate sections of the summit will be dedicated to university and media relations, skills for future careers, culture of cooperation, and university branding.

Coming to Kaunas this October, QS in Conversation will provide an opportunity to learn from the best and redefine the journey toward internationalisation.

The summit is organised by QS, VMU, and L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University.

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