Organising Partner

Call For Proposal

Tracks and Topics

Illustrative topics:

  1. Best practice in recruiting and supporting international students

  2. Using alumni networks to enhance student recruitment

  3. New initiatives to promote student mobility

  4. International summer schools: new directions in short-term international student mobility

  5. Managing an international office

  6. Reaching a global student body through MOOCs

  7. Global trends in student mobility

  8. Developments in national higher education policies on international student recruitment

  9. Panel discussion: international students share their experience of studying abroad

Illustrative topics:

  1. Building a globalized curriculum

  2. The role of language training in creating global citizens

  3. Using international internships to enhance graduate employability

  4. Best practices in dual and joint degrees

  5. Leveraging alumni to enhance graduate employability

  6. Panel discussion: multinational employers share their experiences of employing graduates

Illustrative topics:

  1. Recruiting and retaining international faculty

  2. Using executive search agencies for international faculty recruitment

  3. The challenges of teaching in English for non-native speaking faculty

  4. Overcoming student resistance to foreign faculty

  5. Using international partnerships to promote faculty exchange

  6. Trends in international faculty mobility

  7. Developments in national visa policies for international faculty

Illustrative topics:

  1. Strategies for enhancing research capacity and capability

  2. Co-tutelle and joint doctoral programs

  3. Managing international research partnerships

  4. Research strategies to maximize citations and impact

  5. Publishing in English medium journals for non-native speakers

  6. Leveraging international research funding

  7. Case studies of universities that have raised research productivity

Illustrative topics:

  1. Social media and university brand awareness

  2. The role of world university rankings in building world-class universities

  3. Transnational education and university brand projection

  4. Using international branch campuses to build global universities

  5. Using international accreditation to enhance quality and brand awareness

  6. International event management and brand recognition

  7. The power of international alumni chapters to build brand profile

Submissions by non-academic institutions

Kindly note that there has been a revision in our submission policies and we will only be accepting proposals from non- academic institutions, who are track sponsors.

If a non- academic institution would like to present a paper at our conferences, they may do so through sponsorship of a whole session (3 presentation slots) at our conferences.

In this instance, if you would like to present a paper under Track 4, you may wish to consider a sponsorship for a session under Track 4 only.

Multiple submissions by academic institutions

All proposers of the said event are to abide to the following

  • Each approved presenter will only be scheduled to a single presentation slot in the program

  • Each institution is allowed up to three approved presentation slots, of which are to contain three different presenters.

The above policy has been put in place to ensure the delivery of a varied informative and well-tailored presentations by diverse prominent presenters of the global higher education sector.

Key Dates

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    Proposal Submission Deadline
    31 March 2019

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    Proposal Review Deadline
    17 April 2019

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    Notification of Acceptance
    29 April – 3 May 2019

About the QS-APPLE Annual Conference

The QS-APPLE (Asia-Pacific Professional Leaders in Education) Annual Conference brings together international educators, senior academic administrators and government officials from across Asia-Pacific and the world. The mission of QS-APPLE is “to build world-class universities for Asia-Pacific communities through global partnership and collaboration” and the annual Conference offers delegates the opportunity to network, exchange best practice and better understand the rapidly changing face of higher education in the Asia-Pacific – the world’s most populous and fastest-growing region.

Each year, the conference moves to a different geographical location to highlight the richness and diversity of higher education in the Asia-Pacific. In previous years, conference locations have include Bali, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Taichung and Taipei. This year the conference will be in Fukuoka, Japan, where it will be hosted by Kyushu University.

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