Nov 13, 4:12 p.m. – CLASSES in selected year levels and colleges will be suspended from Wednesday to Friday to “decongest the University from heavy foot traffic” for the Quacquarelli Symonds Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (QS-Apple) Conference and Exhibition to be held in UST.

The announcement from the Office of the Secretary General said class suspensions will be on Nov. 16 for first-year classes, Nov. 17 for second-year classes, and Nov. 18 for third-year classes. The Ecclesiastical Faculties, Faculty of Civil Law, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, and the Graduate School are not included.

There are no class suspensions for fourth-year students.

Around 800 delegates from different higher educational institutions from more than 30 countries are expected to participate in the three-day event at the UST Sports Complex.

“This event affirms the University’s commitment to the internationalization of higher education and to collaborative academic endeavors,” Fr. Rolando de la Rosa, O.P., Rector of UST, said in his message for the 7th QS-Apple Conference and Exhibition.

Almost 100 speakers from 55 universities in 22 countries will present 70 papers covering 27 key subject areas. The keynote address will be delivered by Claes Nobel, founder and chair of the National Society of High School Scholars (United States) and grandnephew of Alfred Nobel, the founder of Nobel Prizes.

Also included in the list of speakers are UST professors Jeremaiah Opiniano, Robert Montana, Alvin Ang, Lucila Bance, Noel Asiones, Catherine Cordova, Chin Uy, and Allan de Guzman.

Last year, the 6th QS-Apple conference was held at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Rommel Marvin C. Rio


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