Middle Eastern and African higher education institutions are steadily developing international linkages and recruiting more international students. Many now send delegates to the main international education conferences – NAFSA in USA and EAIE in Europe. Academics and administrators are now seeking a regional forum for exchange of knowledge and opinion in their professional sectors, one that will address the key issues and challenges that are specific to their international development.
QS-MAPLE is designed to become a forum where the major areas of concern regarding the evaluation of Middle Eastern and African universities in a regional and global context is discussed and resolved.
The mission of MAPLE is:
  • To provide a forum that promotes the development of higher education in the Middle East and Africa in a global context that stimulates international partnership.
  • To support the processes of institutional evaluation and upgrading that will lead to greater worldwide recognition of Middle Eastern and African universities.

Date: 1-4 May 2017
Venue: Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai
              United Arab Emirates