On 17–19 December 2013 the traditional Oxford Summit of Leaders was held in Oxford under the aegis of Europe Business Assembly.

Oxford Summit of Leaders ‘Science and Education’

– annual forum for investors, scientists and university chancellors from over 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.


Among the main topics of the conference were new trends in higher education, promotion of modern educational programmes and methodologies, presentations of scientific achievements and innovative solutions, international cooperation and partnerships in the field of education and science.

The primary aims of this important event were to showcase dynamically developing educational establishments that are enrolled in the EBA rating, and also to present awards to outstanding academia and institutions.

More than 180 participants attended the Oxford Summit of Leaders conference

The participating countries were: Armenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, North Cyprus, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Benin, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Uzbekistan, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe.


John Netting, Director General of the Europe Business Assembly; Prof. Dr. Wil Goodheer the President of the Club of the Rectors of Europe, Prof Vincent Ado Tenebe, Vice Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria; Madam Layla Al Blooshi, Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research; Prof. Dr. Ramzan Korkmaz, Chancellor of Ardahan University; President of Caucasus University Association (CUA); Prof. Sinerik N. Ayrapetyan, President of the International Postgraduate Educational Centre (LSIPEC) of the UNESCO were moderating the main panels of the Oxford Summit of December 17-18th .

On the EBA conference closure on December 18th in the Oxford Union the diplomas were presented to the winners of the international competition ‘Science and Education’, and new member of the Club of the Rectors of Europe have joined the Club.

In accordance with tradition, the highlight of the event was the ‘Socrates Award Ceremony’. A solemn inauguration of the winners of international awards was held on 17th December in the Main Hall of Oxford Town Hall. The outstanding representatives of educational establishments were nominated for prestigious awards of high professional achievement in their specialist fields of activity.

The Summit of Leaders was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere, and gave new impetus to the strengthening of international cooperation in the field of education and science.

Our Correspondent, Dr.S.R.K.Prasad addressed on these topics: –

– Future Global Trends in Higher Education

– Future Trends in Higher Education

– 21 st Century Education

– In the technology race there is no finish line

– Hot Jobs

– Technology no longer a choice

– Student Networking

– Student without Boundaries

– Quality Assurance


– Where do our 21st Century Learners, indulge their Digital Lifestyle?
– 21st Century Learning Spaces
– Concluding Remarks
– “Human community depends upon diversity of talents not a
singular conception of ability”
– The future education needs 4-Cs
o Critical thinking
o Collaborating
o Communicating
o Creativity
– Teach “learn to learn”