1 THE WORLD S BEST GRADUATE EDUCATION FAIRS 2009 International Affairs Communications Media Administration Creative Art/Design Bioscience Psychology Education/Training
2 WELCOME TO THE 2009 QS WORLD GRAD SCHOOL TOUR SALES & INFORMATION PACK 50 fairs in 32 countries A candidate database that exceeds 85,000 individuals topgradschool.com attracts over 450,000 unique visitors p.a. A dedicated marketing and communications team of 20 staff across 4 continents focusing on key QS World Grad School Tour markets A London-based team of recruitment specialists in place to help you arrange pre-event meetings with star candidates. A sales and account management team with a combined total of over 80 years can provide you with unparalleled advice and expertise on how to recruit successfully from target markets. Tailored PR campaigns QS Research highlighting applicant and postqualification trends is available to QS World Grad School Tour clients.
3 CONTENTS Introduction 2009 Tour Schedules 1 WGST Media Partners 2-3 Latin America Tour Spring Latin America Tour Fall North America Tour Fall Europe Tour Fall East Asia Tour Fall South Asia Tour Fall Subject Focus Grad School Connect Topgradschool.com WGST Newsletter Top Grad School Guide 26- Our 2008 client list Mission 31 Rate card 32 Order form 33 Terms and conditions 34 3
4 The QS World Grad School Tour is a prestigious series of half-day focused and targeted fairs created specially for institutions worldwide who wish to recruit international students for masters and PhD programs in all disciplines. The complete A to Z of postgraduate programs is represented -,, International Affairs, Communications,, Bio Sciences, Education, Psychology, Languages and much more was a watershed year for the QS World Grad School Tour with ever higher registration levels in all regions, increased satisfaction rates regarding candidate quality and an amazing diversity of subject interest. Alongside this growth in candidate quality, we welcomed universities from around the world with notable new additions to the QS family from Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia (for a full list of QS World Grad School Tour Clients please see page 28-30). Busy and good quality queries throughout Imperial College London Very high standard of students NYU - Tisch School of the Arts Very good fair, amount of leads not so high but the quality is really good RSM Erasmus University A great combination of quality and quantity. Universita Luigi Bocconi Busy fair from start to finish University of Otago Kept busy from the start and the overall quality of the students was very good Manchester Business School In 2009 we plan to further develop the subject focus we offer through our and (Science Technology Engineering Math) Forums. These initiatives proved very popular in 2008 and further details can be found on pages 18 & 19. New for 09 will be a series of Forums focusing on PhD/Research students and a new Grad School Connect service. The scale of the QS World Grad School Tour in 2009 means that if you are planning to recruit the brightest and best masters and PhD candidates, then the QS World Grad School Tour has to be part of your 2009 strategy. We look forward to working with you throughout 2009!
5 SCHEDULE CENTRAL AMERICA - SPRING TOUR 23 MARCH - 30 MARCH ASIA - FALL TOUR 2 NOV - 25 NOV Panama City Bogota San Jose NEW! Santo Domingo Mexico City Caracas Bogota Lima Santiago Buenos Aires Monday Wednesday Friday Monday LATIN AMERICA - FALL TOUR 31 AUG - 11 SEP Monday Wednesday Saturday Monday Wednesday Friday March 23 March 25 March March 30 August 31 September 2 September 5 September 7 September 9 September 11 Seoul Tokyo Beijing Wuhan Nanjing Shanghai Guangzhou Taipei Bangkok Ho Chi Minh City Kuala Lumpur INDIA - FALL TOUR NOV - 10 DEC Monday Wednesday Sunday Tuesday Thursday Saturday Monday Wednesday Saturday Monday Wednesday November 2 November 4 November 8 November 10 November 12 November 14 November 16 November 18 November 21 November 23 November 25 NORTH AMERICA - FALL TOUR 15 SEP - 26 SEP NEW! Chicago NEW! Boston Montreal Toronto Washington DC Washington DC New York Tuesday Thursday Saturday Monday Thursday Friday Saturday September 15 September 17 September 19 September 21 September 24 September 25 September 26 NEW! Pune Delhi Mumbai Hyderabad Bangalore Chennai Kolkata Friday Sunday Tuesday Friday Sunday Tuesday Thursday November November 29 December 1 December 4 December 6 December 8 December 10 EUROPE - FALL TOUR 1 OCT - 31 OCT NEW! Amsterdam NEW! Copenhagen Kiev NEW! St Petersburg Moscow Paris Bucharest Sofia London Milan Athens Thessaloniki Istanbul NEW! Warsaw NEW! Berlin Frankfurt Wednesday Saturday Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Monday Thursday Saturday Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Tuesday Thursday Saturday September 30 October 3 October 5 October 7 October 8 October 10 October 12 October 15 October 17 October 19 October 21 October 22 October 24 October October 29 October 31 The cities in bold are stand alone WGST Fairs. Cities in plain text are Fairs where WGST and WMT run concurrently Well organized event, staff very helpful De Montfort A lot of PHD requests Master in European Business and specialized masters, ESCP - EAP Good quality of students. Many seniors students.. Hawaii Pacific University Well organized and valuable candidates Huron University London 1
6 Media Partners QS is a leading specialist in advice and information on international graduate study, therefore our media partners in the cities where we run our fairs look to us for high quality editorial content, much of which comes from our original research and writing. QS World Grad School Tour s unique ability to attract masters and PhD candidates of high quality and quantity is greatly enhanced by the breadth and depth of coverage that we achieve in the media, as masters and PhD candidates come to the fairs well briefed by reading it. Some of our main partners logos appear below: Canada Canada North America Germany India India Mexico North America India Venezuela China London Chile China London USA China London page number USA Germany Bucharest 2 USA Germany Bucharest
7 Bucharest Italy Greece France Russia Italy Greece Istanbul Russia Italy Greece Istanbul Russia Italy Greece Istanbul Russia Italy Sofia Bangkok Russia Seoul Sofia Bangkok Ukraine Tokyo Sofia Bangkok Ukraine Tokyo France HCMC Ukraine Tokyo France Kuala Lumpur
8 Latin America Spring 2009 QS commitment to visiting World Grad School Tour enjoyed a very successful start to Our dynamic the most important developing graduate markets allows the QS World Grad School Tour clients to attract diverse cohorts. Our impressive record of reaching high quality graduates with strong work experience and who are interested in a wide range of subject areas means that expectations are always high amongst attending universities. These expectations were emphatically met on our Latin America Spring Tour Building on these excellent foundations, in March 2009 we will return to Bogotá, Panama City, San Jose, as well as Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic as we continue to introduce the world s finest graduate students to the world s finest graduate programs. DATES FOR SPRING 2009 Panama City Monday March 23rd Bogota Wednesday March 25th San Jose Friday March th Santo Domingo Monday March 30th page number 4
9 Mexico City Bogota Panama City San Jose TOP 10 SUBJECTS per city Administration Int. Relations Education/training Medical Studies Environmental Studies Comms/Media Psychology Administration Int. Relations Biosciences Comms/Media Environmental Studies Psychology Design Administration Int. Relations Environmental Studies Comms/Media Languages Education Tourism/Hospitality Administration Medical Studies Int. Relations Comms/Media Psychology Environmental Studies Education/training (Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics) (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Feedback from 08 cities City Mexico Bogota Panama City San Jose No. of attending clients Total candidate reg Overall support Organisation on the day Venue space Quality of leads Overall score WGST Candidate Feedback % Total Respondents Nationality Commence studies within Study level* Age City Mexico Bogota Panama City San Jose Male Female *candidates can choose multiple formats Domestic Overseas months months months Masters Doctoral Diploma < / > Serious interest from good quality students CERAM Business School I was impressed with the range of smart questions raised by today s attendees Keck Graduate Institute 5
10 LATIN AMERICA FALL 2009 The Americas are producing a rich seam of high quality candidates and the 2008 QS World Grad School Tour to Latin America continued this trend. Bogota, Caracas, Mexico City and Lima especially produced a wide variety of candidates, many with strong work experience, who were looking for the full range of masters and PhD opportunities. Management, Engineering, IT/Computing, Communications and Media were again in strong demand and were supplemented by interest in Design, Architecture, Education, Environmental Studies, Psychology & Public Policy. A series of and Forums were particularly successful in 2008 bringing together candidates, educators, and employers to discuss trends, recruitment opportunities and the value of a Masters or PhD in the employment market. TOP 10 SUBJECTS per city Mexico City ADMINISTRATION INT. RELATIONS LAW EDUCATION MEDICAL SCIENCES ENVIRONMENTAL ST COMMUNICATION/MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY DATES FOR FALL 2009 Mexico City Caracas Bogota Santiago Lima Buenos Aires Caracas COMMUNICATION INTERNATIONAL REL LAW ADMINISTRATION CREATIVE ARTS/DESIGN ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics) Monday August 31st Wednesday September 2nd Saturday September 5th Monday September 7th Wednesday September 9th Thursday September 11th Bogota ADMINISTRATION INT. RELATIONS BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES LAW COMMS/MEDIA CREATIVE ARTS/DESIGN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PSYCHOLOGY (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Lima LAW ADMINISTRATION COMMS/MEDIA INT. RELATIONS PUBLIC POLICY MEDICAL SCIENCES SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION page number 6 Feedback from 08 cities City Mexico City Caracas Bogota Lima Santiago Buenos Aires Sao Paulo No. of attending clients Total candidate reg Overall support Organisation on the day Venue space Quality of leads Overall score
11 Santiago COMMS/MEDIA ADMINSTRATION PSYCHOLOGY INT.RELATIONS CREATIVE ARTS/DESIGN SOCIAL STUDIES PUBLIC POLICY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Buenos Aires COMMS/MEDIA ADMINISTRATION INT. RELATIONS LAW PUBLIC POLICY POLITICS ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES EDUCATION Sao Paulo Admin Int Relations Comms/Media Environmental Studies Psychology Design Public Policy WGST Candidate Feedback % City Mexico City Caracas Bogota Lima Santiago Buenos Aires Sao Paulo Total Respondents Nationality Commence studies within Study level* Age Male Female * candidates can choose multiple formats Domestic Overseas months months months Masters Doctoral Diploma < / >
12 North AMERICA FALL 2009 Historically one of, if not the toughest markets to break into. With a world-class array of local providers, the question asked is always why should masters and PhD candidates even consider studying in the UK, EU, Australasia or further afield. QS World Grad School Tour returned to the North American market in 2008 and visited Washington DC, New York City, Montreal and Toronto and asked that question. The answers in the form of record-breaking feedback from world-class universities such as Bocconi, George Washington, St Andrews, NYU Tisch, IE, University of NSW, Concordia, McGill and Durham was emphatic. Every Fair was rated as very good, all aspects of the feedback regularly scored excellent, and Montreal delivered an exceptional 5.6 out of 6 as an overall score. There is now clear evidence that a large segment of the local North American TOP 10 SUBJECTS per city Washington DC Int aff public policy law comms/media politics education/training Creative Art/Design psychology population is definitely entertaining the notion of studying outside of North America. High calibre, well-researched candidates were present in large numbers at each of the 4 fairs; their interests ranged from Accountancy to International Relations to the Creative Arts. These candidates were seeking leading universities that were highly ranked, with strong research assessment credentials and a demonstrable track record in helping graduates with post-qualification employment. New York City IA PSYCHOLOGY COMMS/MEDIA CREATIVE ART/DESIGN LAW EDUCATION/TRAINING PUBLIC POLICY SOCIAL SCIENCES DATES FOR FALL 2009 Chicago Boston Montreal Toronto Washington DC Washington DC New York City Tuesday September 15th Thursday September 17th Saturday September 19th Monday September 21st Thursday September 24th Thursday September 25th Saturday September 26th Toronto IA PSYCHOLOGY LAW BIOSCIECNES COMMS/MEDIA MEDICINE PARA MEDICAL STUDIES POLITICS Montreal IA LAW POLITICS BIOSCIENCES COMMS/MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY SOCIAL SCIENCES PUBLIC POLICY (Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics) (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) page number Feedback from 08 cities City Washington DC NY City Toronto Montreal No. of attending clients Total candidate reg Overall support Organisation on the day Venue space Quality of leads Overall score
13 WGST Candidate Feedback % City Washington DC NY City Toronto Montreal Total Respondents Nationality Commence studies within Study level* Age Male Female * candidates can choose multiple formats Domestic Overseas months months months Masters Doctoral Diploma < / >
14 EUROpe FALL 2009 Along with North America, Europe has seen the strongest growth for the QS World Grad School Tour. The quality and quantity of students looking for masters and PhD options has risen inexorably over the last months. Exceptional fairs were held once again in London, Paris, Milan, Thessaloniki, Moscow, Bucharest, Istanbul, Sofia, Frankfurt, Athens and Kiev. In 2009 we will add Warsaw, St Petersburg, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Berlin to this line-up. As leading institutions strive to ensure a diverse student body, our development of the European market for the QS World Grad School Tour will provide excellent opportunities to tap into local and overseas student populations studying in Europe s leading capitals. DATES FOR FALL 2009 Amsterdam Copenhagen Kiev St Petersburg Moscow Paris Bucharest Sofia London Milan Athens Thessaloniki Istanbul Warsaw Berlin Frankfurt Wednesday September 30th Saturday October 3rd Monday October 5th Wednesday October 7th Thursday October 8th Saturday October 10th Monday October 12th Thursday October 15th Saturday October 17th Monday October 19th Wednesday October 21st Thursday October 22nd Saturday October 24th Tuesday October th Thursday October 29th Satuirday October 31st Bucharest Kiev Moscow Paris Milan page number 10 TOP 10 SUBJECTS per city Int. Relations Comms/Media Creative arts / Design Politics Psychology Social Studies /Legal Studies Tourism/Hospitality Int. Relations Comms/Media Languages Politics Administration Tourism Anthropology (Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics) Int. Relations Philosophy Bio Science Politics Creative Arts Design Languages Int. Relations Comms/Media Politics Administration Bio Science Sociology Environmental Studies (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Int. Relations Comms/Media Politics Administration Languages MEDICINE Environmental Studies
15 London Sofia Thessaloniki Athens Istanbul Frankfurt IA LAW BIOSCIENCE COMMS/MEDIA CREATIVE ART/DESIGN MEDICINE PSYCHOLOGY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Int. Relations Comms/Media Tourism/Hospitality Creative arts / Design Politics Psychology Administration Int Relations Comms/Media Psychology Education/Training Social Studies Environmental Studies Administration Comms/Media Int. Relations Psychology Administration Environmental Studies Politics Psychology Int. Relations Administration Comms/Medias Creative arts / Design Politics Biological science Social Studies Int Relations CommS/Media Tourism/Hospitality Politics Public Policy Health Medicine
16 EUROpe FALL 2009 Feedback from 08 cities City Kiev Moscow Istanbul Bucharest Sofia Paris London Milan Thessaloniki Athens Frankfurt No. of attending clients Total candidate reg Overall support Organisation on the day Venue space Quality of leads Overall score % Total Respondents Nationality Commence studies within Study level* Age City Male Female Domestic Overseas 6 months 12 months 24 months Masters Doctoral Diploma <25 25/35 >35 WGST Candidate Feedback Kiev Moscow Istanbul Bucharest Sofia Paris London Milan Thessaloniki Athens Frankfurt * candidates can choose multiple formats page number 12 Surprised at the quality of spoken English McGeorge The quality of students is good Monash University A good number of quality students NESO Mexico Great turnout. Queens University
17 Great QS staff - very friendly NIDO Student Living Good fair, very strong candidates Nottingham University Business School
18 East asia FALL 2009 Building on the success of our 07 and 08 Tours to Asia, the QS World Grad School Tour will again visit Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and will add Taipei to the 2009 tour. Working with key media and expert local partners, the QS World Grad School Tour has an excellent track record in delivering high quality candidates to these fairs. A broad and eclectic range of subjects are in demand across this key region with Finance, International Relations, Communications, Design, Architecture, Creative Arts, Public Policy, Science, Technology and much more high on candidates wish lists. TOP 10 SUBJECTS per city Seoul Int relations Comms/media Education Psychology Creative Arts Public Policy Tourism Tokyo Int Relations Public Policy Design/Creative Comms/Media Education Politics Languages (Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics) DATES FOR FALL 2009 Seoul Tokyo Beijing Wuhan Nanjing Shanghai Guangzhou Taipei Bangkok Ho Chi Minh City Kuala Lumpur Guangzhou Int Affairs Comms/Media Architecture Biological Sciences Languages Psycology Health Sports/Leisure Monday November 2nd Wednesday November 4th Sunday November 8th Tuesday November 10th Thursday November 12th Saturday November 14th Monday November 16th Wednesday November 18th Saturday November 21st Monday November 23rd Wednesday November 25th Wuhan CommS/Media Biological Sciences Education/Training Int Relations Administration Design/Creative Agriculture (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Nanjing Bio Sciences Architecture Creative Arts Tourism/Hospitality Environmental Studies Education Medical studies Design page number Feedback from 08 cities City Seoul Tokyo Guangzhou Wuhan Nanjing Shanghai Beijing Hanoi HCM City Kuala Lumpur Bangkok Jakarta No. of attending clients Total candidate reg Overall support Organisation on the day Venue space Quality of leads Overall score
19 Shanghai Beijing Hanoi HCM City Kuala Lumpur Bangkok Int Relations Comms/Media Education/Training Tourism/Hospitality Biological Sciences Administration Social Studies INT RELATIONS COMMS/MEDIA LAW ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES LANGUAGES EDUCATION BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PUBLIC POLICY Int relations Education Comms/media Languages Tourism/Hospitality Built Environment Sociology COMMS/MEDIA IA ADMINISTRATION EDUCATION CREATIVE ART/DESIGN TOURISM/HOSPITALITY LANGUAGES BIO SCIENCES Int relations Comms/media Education Psychology Bio Sciences Medical studies Tourism/Hospitality Comms/Media Int Relations Tourism/Hospitality Education/Training Administration Public Policy Psychology % Total Respondents Nationality Commence studies within Study level* Age City Male Female Domestic Overseas 6 months 12 months 24 months Masters Doctoral Diploma <25 25/35 >35 WGST Candidate Feedback Seoul Tokyo Guangzhou Wuhan Nanjing Shanghai Beijing Hanoi HCM City Kuala Lumpur Bangkok Jakarta
20 South Asia FALL 2009 South Asia is a cornerstone of the QS World Grad School Tour; over the last four years it has consistently produced superb results. Selfmotivated, articulate, well-educated candidates are a hallmark of the South Asian fairs and to reflect the success of the overall tour, Pune joins the schedule in 2009 and will undoubtedly be as successful as Kolkata, which was added to the tour in Finance and technology-related subjects are always near the top of the agenda for South Asian candidates but we also draw in a good number of candidates interested in International Relations, Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Design, Environmental Studies & Communications/Media. At the time of going to print we have yet to run the rescheduled India leg of the QS World Grad School Tour so some data on these pages may be missing. An updated version of this sales pack will be available in February 2009 (please contact your account manager for a copy). DATES FOR FALL 2009 Pune Delhi Mumbai Hyderabad Bangalore Chennai Kolkata Friday November th Sunday November 29th Tuesday December 1st Friday December 4th Sunday December 6th Tuesday December 8th Thursday December 10th page number 16
21 Delhi Mumbai Hyderabad Bangalore Chennai Kolkata TOP 10 SUBJECTS per city Biosciences Int. Relations Comms/Media Pharmacy Medical Studies Environmental Studies Psychology BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES COMMS/MEDIA INT RELATIONS CREATIVE ARTS Pharmacy MEDICAL SCIENCES ADMINISTRATION PARA-MEDICAL STUDIES BIOSCIENCE PHARMACY ADMINISTRATION MEDICINE COMMS/MEDIA IA PHYSICAL SCIENCES ARCHITECTURE Biosciences Medical Studies Pharmacy Int. Relations Comms/Media Zoology Environmental Studies Tourism/Hospitality Biological Sciences Pharmacy Medicinie Comms/Media Physical Sciences Int Relations Environmental Studies Humanities Biological Sciences Comms/Media Administration IntRelations Agriculture Medicine ocial Studies Literature (Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics) (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Feedback from 08 cities City Delhi Mumbai Bangalore Hyderabad Chennai Kolkata No. of attending clients Total candidate reg Overall support Organisation on the day Venue space Quality of leads Overall score * Due to the rescheduling of the QS World Grad School Tour in India, exhibitor feedback had not been received at the time of going to print. Updated versions of the sales pack are available online. If you require a copy please contact your account manager or WGST Candidate Feedback % City Delhi Mumbai Bangalore Hyderabad Chennai Kolkata Total Respondents Nationality Commence studies within Study level* Age Male Female * candidates can choose multiple formats Domestic Overseas months months months Masters Doctoral Diploma < / > A good range of enquiries Nottingham University 17
22 Finance Accounting Management Economics Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Subject focus Now regarded as amongst the most consistently popular groups of academic subject areas at graduate level, the QS World Grad School Tour delivers prospective international candidates of the highest quality. Universities and colleges focused on recruiting students in these academic areas benefit from the partnership between QS World Grad School Tour and the QS World MBA Tour, a relationship that will continue throughout Through QS s own internal candidate data it is apparent that up to a third of candidates registering to attend the QS World MBA Tour are either candidates who would be more suited to a qualification that allows them to upgrade their academic skills through a masters degree, or who lack sufficient work experience for entry to the majority of international MBA programmes. A combination of corporate and business contacts, focused online activity, oncampus promotion and specialised promotion to employment sectors relevant to the academic areas, ensures that high potential and qualified candidates attend the QS World Grad School Tour events. With government and industry all over the world prioritising the education of skilled graduate students in the subjects, the international demand for suitably qualified candidates in the broad areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics shows no signs of abating. Data drawn from the last two years of the QS World Grad School Tour indicates that QS has been successful in capturing a significant proportion of this market internationally. QS, as part of its ongoing commitment to innovate and respond to market needs, will be continuing to host a series of unique Forums throughout the QS World Grad School Tour, intended to encourage universities, colleges and employers to present their graduate opportunities in these academic and career areas to prospective candidates. The Forums will bring employers and educators together to present seminars, panel debates and information sessions to help inform and advise candidates interested in those sectors. Through these Forums candidates will be able to understand the skills employers are looking for, how the recruitment process works and how and when employers recruit on campus. - Hyderabad - Chennai - Bangalore - London - Nanjing page number 18 SIAP Social Sciences International Affairs Public Policy & Administration Subjects as varied as economics, development studies, international relations and public policy are increasingly sought after by prospective international students, particularly those from the emerging BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) economic superpowers. Additionally, the growth of specialist masters degrees, such as public administration and policy and finance management, are now seen as viable alternatives to the MBA by those candidates seeking more focused academic areas directly relevant to their potential careers. QS has, in recent years, specialised in the generation of candidates who have already focused in these academic areas during their undergraduate degrees. During the 2008 QS World Grad School Tour, an increase of 6% in candidates interested in the broad academic area of the social sciences was seen a record for QS, underlining the importance of participation for those universities and colleges actively promoting their graduate social sciences programmes. The promotion of SIAP programmes is supported by various alliances QS has forged around the world, including campus academic societies in North America and Europe and peer organisations such as the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
23 LAW/LLM & LEGAL STUDIES PhD Focus NEW for 2009!! In response to the increasing demand for international LLM and other related programmes, in 2008 the QS World Grad School Tour managed and promoted seven Villages to prospective international graduate students interested in studying either an LLM or legal studies programme. Specialist faculty members from law schools representing institutions based in Canada, Spain, the UK and the USA attended these smaller events within the larger QS World Grad School Tour fairs. In Sao Paolo, Santiago, Caracas, Mexico City, London, Cologne, Frankfurt, Milan, Shanghai and Beijing candidates were not only able to meet representatives and alumni from some of the world s top law schools but also to attend information sessions presented by employers relevant to the international legal profession. Additionally, in a number of venues, panel debates presented detailed aspects of legal education to potential graduate students. The law initiative will continue in 2009, drawing on the rich input from QS partner universities, our exclusive relationships with student and professional law associations throughout the regions we visit, and the positive experiences drawn from the QS World Grad School Tour Milan - Paris - Shanghai - Tokyo - Amsterdam With the demand for international PhD programmes growing in excess of 4% a year, this specialised market is one of the most exciting for all recruiters of international students. While the OECD and the European Union have identified science, engineering and technology as the main drivers of this growth, the rise in the service and creative sectors indicates that PhD demand is extremely broadbased and interdisciplinary. In response to this demand for highly skilled graduates who can contribute to the intellectual and economic well-being of countries, commerce and universities, QS will implement the PhD Focus in all destinations of the QS World Grad School Tour in The value of international PhD students is now widely recognised by universities and government organisations alike. A country s competiveness is directly related to its investment in research and development across all academic disciplines, while the productivity of universities is commonly measured by their research output. The recruitment of international PhD students is central to both of these issues. QS has initiated a wide-ranging strategy to locate all key partners relevant to the recruitment of international PhD students with the intention of offering colleges and universities the opportunity to meet prequalified candidates on a one-to-one basis in association with the QS World Grad School Tour events. Further details will be published on ahead of the Spring 2009 Tour to Central America. - Kuala Lumpur - Istanbul - London - Bangkok - Moscow Please ask your account manager for further details or contact A lot of PhD requests, Master in European Business and specialized masters, ESCP - EAP Lots more PhD enquiries than usual - very busy event, excellent students. Queen Mary s