Andres Bonifacio College

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by Alumni and Public Affairs Office on 11 12th, 2011
 QS Asia invites ABCollege for 7th QS-APPLE Conference

QS Asia invites ABCollege for 7th QS-APPLE Conference

The Andres Bonifacio College, the Pioneer Builder of Leaders, has recently received an invitation from the QS Asia and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) as organising partner to attend the prestigious 7th QS-APPLE (Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education) Conference which will be held on November 16-18, 2011 at UST, Manila.

The said conference is considered as a prime avenue for debates on higher education and exhibition for top international educators in Asia, Europe, America, and Australasia where 100 speakers from 22 different countries will  present their papers covering 27 key subject areas.  Delegates from all over the world will  attend to tackle the issues of social justice and access to higher education. Delegates from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, and the USA have registered for the three-day conference which will  showcase higher education opportunities and services being offered by more than 33 institutions and organizations from 14 countries participating in the exhibition.

In a letter addressed to the President of the Andres Bonifacio College , Mr. Sancho S. Amatong, UST Rector Fr. Rolando V. de La Rosa, O.P. and QS Asia Quacquarelli Symonds Managing Director Mandy Mok reiterate the QS-APPLE’s mission to help build world-class universities in the Asia-Pacific region through global partnership and collaboration. Complimentary delegate passes are offered to selected Philippine universities to attend Asia’s biggest international higher education conference to learn, to network, and to explore collaboration with other universities from all over the world. The letter also states that for universities to be globally competitive and recognized, they should aim to develop institutionally and to foster linkages with other academic institutions for collaborative academic endeavors.

Delivering the keynote address for the 7th QS-APPLE Conference is Mr. Claes Nobel, grandnephew of Alfred Nobel,  the  Swedish scientist and inventor of the dynamite who gave his fortune to establish the Nobel Prizes. Claes Nobel is the founder of the National Society of High School Scholars. His talk is anchored on the theme The Power of Youth for World Betterment . Mr. Nobel intends to discuss the critical role of educators in instilling to the youth the great task of doing their responsibility for the world in accordance with the Nobel tradition of excellence and achievement.

Prof. Bertil Andersson, the President of Nanyang Technological University in  Singapore, will also talk about how Asian universities are coping up to the challenges of technology, innovation, and economic progress during the opening plenary. Other distinguished speakers of the conference are Saudi Arabia’s Prof. Abdulkader Alfantookh of the Ministry of Higher Education and the  Philippines’ Dr. Allan de Guzman, the awardee of the 2011 Metrobank Foundation Search for Outstanding Teachers.

Centered on the theme of international partnership, six parallel tracks are lined-up to engage the delegates. The 6th QS University Rankings and Evaluation Workshop is also highly anticipated to take place a day before the conference; that is , on November 15, 2011 at the same venue.

Founded in 1990, QS was established with the mission to enable motivated people around the world to fulfill their potential by fostering international mobility, educational achievement, and career development. Owned and managed by QS Education Trust, QS-APPLE has its permanent staff based in Singapore and in London.

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