Who Should Attend?

The QS Subject Focus Summit on Humanities and Social Sciences research should be attended by everyone involved in the management of a humanities or social sciences department. The Summit is highly relevant for both ‘insiders’, such as deans, department chairs, academics, professional administrators and student representatives; as well as external stakeholders from government and industry who work with humanities and social sciences departments and depend on them to deliver outstanding graduates and relevant, high impact research.

Persons from other academic disciplines, the media, academics and consultants in social policy, research policy or higher education management, and those involved in university planning and rankings will also find the Summit a useful microcosm of the management challenges and opportunities present in academic departments for the humanities and social sciences. As universities are increasingly expected to not just educate, but to also contribute to economic and social innovation, these issues have broad social and economic relevance.