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A 2-day Academic Gathering

'Measuring quality and ranking at Universities & Creating Global Universities´ branches'

November 20-21, 2018
The Academic Lounge, Oxford 

This is a course by a former chairman of education companies and academic leader of universities, who has established new ventures in several countries. Rui will cover the essential rules, tips and techniques to navigate thru the modern world of High Education in the search of academic excellence.

The 2 days course will explore how universities can measure its quality and obtain good positions in worldwide. Simultaneous, the fundamental importance of creating new branches in different countries will be considered, as a way to extend the quality prospects of the university, as well its financial background.

Finally, the best practice examples will be studied, mainly the international rankings of universities as the Shanghai Ranking, THE Ranking and others. Additionally, the creation of branches in China by UK universities will be also analysed.

• Prepare you to direct your university towards worldwide excellence
• Will make students desperate to enrol in your university
• You will be proud of your work and institution


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Dr Rui Verde

Rui has a PhD in Law from the University of Newcastle (UK). He is a Professor, author and consultant.
He was Professor of Law and Finance in several universities in the UK, Portugal, Brazil and Angola, as well vice-rector or vice-president in some of them.
Rui authored several books about law, politics and finance, and works as an independent consultant for some major institutions (USA Deparment of Defense-Education area; Deutsche Welle; Radio France International, UK security and intelligence consultants, etc.). He heads the Legal Affairs of an African watchdog for democracy and Human rights.
He is Director of Executive Programmes of the Academic Union, Oxford and member of the closed workgroup from the University of Oxford and LSE (London School of Economics) that is forging new research directions in the study of normative politics in Africa.


November 20-21, 2018


Measuring quality and ranking at Universities & Creating Global Universities´ branches

Key points:
  • - Academic excellence worldwide. Patterns and paths
  • - Measuring university quality. The main methods
  • - Best practices to measure quality
  • - The ranking question. Advantages and Disadvantages
  • - The search of good positions in the rankings
  • - Expansion of Universities. Branches and joint-ventures
  • - Case studies: International University Rankings & Creation of branches in China per UK Universities




Participation to the whole agenda

Complimentary meals and drinks where stated in the agenda

B2B platform for academic meetings and networking

Live stream from the seminar

Certificate of Attendance

Scientific article in the Socrates Almanac

Scanned copy of a Visa Letter (if required)

Membership in  VIP Loyalty Programme

Presenting your institution with attributes  of the Academic Union Oxford membership

Press-releases about scientific research and findings in the e- newsletter The Leaders Times', at the official website


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