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Head of the International Advisory Committee QS MAPLE will pay a two-day visit
A recognized expert in the field of academic and strategic planning, international expert on global university rankings Dr. Kevin Downing came to Tomsk to read lectures and conduct seminars to improve TSU international competitiveness.
Speaking about the ratings importance, Dr. Downing said: - Your potential students and their parents, government running over that. They estimate you according to these ratings, whether you like it or not. Losing your positions can mean not only that you work worse, it also can mean that your competitors have intensified and worked better than before. Therefore it is always necessary to move forward. During the two-day visit, Dr. Downing will meet with the university leadership, directors of institutes, deans of faculties, heads of laboratories and heads of the TSU strategic directions. The lectures and seminars will be devoted to discussion of the steps that can lead one of the best universities in Russia to the World's top 100 universities.
For the reference: Kevin Downing, director of the department of knowledge management and analysis at City University of Hong Kong, Dr. Downing terms of reference at City University of Hong Kong includes such areas as strategic and scientific management, quality control, cooperation with the University Grants Committee, the University positioning in the rankings and institutional research.
Tomsk State University