Michel Rocard, former Prime Minister of France (1988-1991), is giving a speech at the 5th International Conference on World-Class Universities. The title is "A new push in French excellence: Could France again be capable of world-class research?"
The 5th International Conference on World-Class Universities is held from 3rd to 6th November, 2013 in Shanghai, China. The conference has attracted around 160 participants from about 40 countries and regions around the world. The theme of WCU-5 is "Global Outreach of World-Class Universities: How It is Affecting Higher Education". It also includes a special session for the 10th Anniversary of Global University Ranking.
Within Greater China(defined to cover Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau), the cross-border flow of university students is gaining momentum in recent years as a result of government policies of openness and excellence initiatives to strengthen local universities’ international competitiveness. The ranking is developed for the sake of students and policy makers and other stakeholders in comparing universities’ performance at the local and global levels.