Al-Fanar Media and QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a higher-education analytics company and publisher of the QS World University Rankings portfolio, are pleased to announce that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote media partnership between the QS World University Rankings and Al-Fanar Media’s leading journalism covering higher education, research and culture in the Arab region.
According to the agreement, QS grants Al-Fanar Media the right to simultaneously publish and translate the QS rankings’ lists on Arab region universities and other content, including the top 100-plus list of Arab Region Universities, the Best Student Cities ranking, as well as the top 50 MBA Rankings and Business Masters Rankings.
By making the QS rankings and information about them available in English and Arabic, Al-Fanar Media will help Arab students better choose their university in different subjects. This information can also provide a perspective that focuses more on student experiences and outcomes.
“QS is delighted to have established a media partnership with Al-Fanar Media, a respected and reputable voice in the Arab region media landscape.”Simona Bizzozero
QS director of communications
On such prospects, Jo Weir, head of partnerships at Al-Fanar Media, said: “We are delighted to partner with QS so that Arab speaking students will have access to news and information about university rankings that will help them to choose universities most suited to their needs.”
“We believe that this partnership will offer great resources for students, their families and university faculty in the Arab region,” she added.
The new partnership focuses on QS rankings and insights reports relevant to the Arab region and may be expanded in the future to include new rankings and reports.
“QS is delighted to have established a media partnership with Al-Fanar Media, a respected and reputable voice in the Arab region media landscape,” said Simona Bizzozero, QS director of communications. “We share a commitment to providing students and the higher education sector with independent information and useful insights. We trust this collaboration will further increase our active engagement with the students and the universities in the region.”
QS will provide Al-Fanar Media with embargoed press releases about relevant business-to-business research reports and insights throughout the year. These include the International Students Survey and monthly coronavirus reports that track the thoughts and plans of prospective international students as they respond to the evolving coronavirus situation.
“We are delighted to partner with QS so that Arab speaking students will have access to news and information about university rankings that will help them to choose universities most suited to their needs.”Jo Weir
Head of partnerships at Al-Fanar Media
Moreover, Al-Fanar Media has become an official media partner for the 2022 Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Conference and Awards. Accordingly, Al-Fanar Media will suggest speakers from the region to contribute to the Reimagine Education themes: Future of Learning, Future of Universities, Future of Work, and Impact of Higher Education on the Future of the World.
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The partnership also makes Al-Fanar Media an official media partner for the 2022 QS-MAPLE (Middle East and Africa Professional Leaders in Education) conference. This will enable Al-Fanar Media to invite its readership to participate as delegates in the QS-MAPLE hybrid virtual and live conference, to be held in March in Dubai.
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