- To provide a forum that promotes the development of higher education in the Middle East and Africa in a global context that stimulates international partnership.
- To support the processes of institutional evaluation and upgrading that will lead to greater worldwide recognition of Middle Eastern and African universities.
Middle Eastern and African higher education institutions are steadily developing international linkages and recruiting more international students. Many now send delegates to the main international education conferences – NAFSA in USA and EAIE in Europe. Academics and administrators are now seeking a regional forum for exchange of knowledge and opinion in their professional sectors, one that will address the key issues and challenges that are specific to their international development.
QS-MAPLE is designed to become a forum where the major areas of concern regarding the evaluation of Middle Eastern and African universities in a regional and global context is discussed and resolved.