EduData Summit Series V1

Environmental imperatives at the centre of operations for many industries. Universities, as institutions engaged with the leaders of tomorrow, are well placed to lead the way for an environmentally sustainable future, but understanding data points in way that leads to the best results can be difficult. The online EduData Summit Series events will interrogate meaningfully using data to drive innovation for global benefit and to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

3rd June 2020

Data-driven innovation towards a sustainable future

Introduction:

EduData Summit (EDS) is the world’s premium forum for data-driven educators – a platform for strategists, data scientists, CIOs and other dataheads to discuss and share best practices at the intersection of big data, predictive analytics, learning analytics, and education.

Duration: 90 minutes

Agenda

Welcome remarks (10 minutes)
Jason Newman, Vice President QS Intelligence Unit, EduData Director, QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Keynote (10 minutes)

Panel discussion (45 minutes)

Moderator:
Paul Thurman, Professor of Management and Analytics, Columbia University

Panelists:
Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, United Nations Global Pulse, Executive Office of the Secretary-General
Kate Brandt, Global Sustainability Officer, Google

Keynote (10 minutes)

Closing Keynote (15 minutes): QS

9th June 2020

QS Rankings and World University Rankings Preview

Introduction:

EduData Summit (EDS) is the world’s premium forum for data-driven educators – a platform for strategists, data scientists, CIOs and other dataheads to discuss and share best practices at the intersection of big data, predictive analytics, learning analytics, and education.

Duration: 70-90 minutes

Agenda

Welcome remarks (10 minutes): QS

QS Rankings Introduced (25 minutes)

World University Rankings Preview (35 minutes)

16th June 2020

QS Rankings Workshops

Introduction:

Following the release of the QS World University Rankings 2021, the QS in-house Consulting team are hosting a Rankings Masterclass, sharing their knowledge and expertise in advising institutions on improving their rankings performance. The Masterclass will begin with a keynote speech from Atilla Brungs, Vice-Chancellor at University of Technology Sydney (UTS), sharing the UTS rankings journey. The keynote will be followed by masterclasses, delivered by the QS Consulting team, aimed at institutions at different levels in the rankings.

Duration: 90 minutes

Agenda

Opening remarks and welcome address (10 minutes): QS

Keynote:

Atilla Brungs, Vice-Chancellor at University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Workshop 1: Looking beyond data – what can institutions do next?

Workshop 2: The importance of robust organizational systems and the impact it can have on your ranking

Workshop 3: Understanding the data you need to plan for the future

Workshop 4: To be confirmed

25th June 2020

Higher Ed Analytics: Using R to explore global trends

Introduction:

EduData Summit (EDS) is the world’s premium forum for data-driven educators – a platform for strategists, data scientists, CIOs and other dataheads to discuss and share best practices at the intersection of big data, predictive analytics, learning analytics, and education.

Duration: 85 minutes

Agenda

Opening remarks and welcome address (10 minutes): QS

Introduction to coding: the basics and a few useful libraries to understand, manipulate, and visualize data (30 minutes)

Using R to explore global higher education datasets and trends (including some from QS) (30 minutes)

Successful delegates in completing both of the above modules will receive a ‘QS Analytics Level 1 Data Certificate

Closing Keynote (15 minutes)