This Year

2018

Attending Universities

Below you will find a complete list of the universities that participated in NSAC Conference 2018. Click a logo to learn more about the university.

Motivational Speakers

Below are the speakers of the Conference of 2018. Click on their picture to read more about them.

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Being the perhaps most renowned educational institution in the world, The University of Oxford requires little introduction. The university is currently ranked first in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings and has been so an incredible amount of times before. Oxford has the world’s largest university press, the largest academic library system in Britain and operates the world’s oldest university museum. The university has educated numerous notable alumni, including 52 Nobel prize laureates, 27 Prime Ministers of the UK, and many governmental and state leaders around the world. Furthermore, the University of Oxford is of a very international character with connections to almost every country in the world and 40% of its faculty being from overseas. To represent the University of Oxford once again this year is Alice Parrott.

Alice Parrott joined the University of Oxford as a Student Recruitment Officer in 2016. She focuses on applications from Europe, and is therefore particularly well-equipped to guide NSAC participants.


 


Sciences Po, which offers programmes taught in French and English, is France's leading university in the field of Political science and is ranked as the world's 4th best school within this field in the QS University rankings. The alumni of Sciences Po includes a lot of notable public figures, such as seven of the last eight French presidents, heads of international organisations such as WTO, IMF and the UN, and six CEO’s of France’s 40 largest companies. The university is renowned for its several dual degree programmes with distinguished partner institutions - many of which also will be represented at the NSAC Conference of 2018. This means that participants at the conference will have an unique opportunity to discover truly international study abroad possibilities by meeting both ends of various dual degree programs. Returning to NSAC once again to represent Sciences Po, will be Cécile Marin.

Cécile has several years of experience working with recruitment of international students and international relations at Science Po Paris, ENSTA ParisTech and Université Panthéon Assas. At Science Po Paris, she is leading cooperation projects with Russia, Northern Europe and the UK and is therefore familiar with the concerns and questions of Nordic students. 


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London Business School is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. Located in the heart of London, it draws on the cultural diversity and dynamics of the financial capital city of Europe. It is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the world and was in 2016 ranked 1st in Europe by the Financial Times and 2nd by QS World University Ranking in business and management studies. Since LBS only offers studies at the postgraduate level, the institution will be of most interest to undergraduate business students as well as undergraduates from other fields looking to pursue an MBA after graduation.

Nicoleta Chiriac, Recruitment and Admissions Manager at LBS, will speak about the university, its programs and the admissions process. Nicoleta Chiriac is responsible for European applicants at LBS, and with more than 3 years of experience guiding prospective candidates, she is fully capable of answering all your questions regarding London Business School.


Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is widely regarded as an elite university across all faculties. Times Higher Education ranks it the highest among all universities in Australia and the university enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing them as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university.

The University of Melbourne, which is famous for its residential college system, has been the home of several Australian prime ministers as well as Nobel laureate scientists and renowned contemporary philosophers such as Peter Singer.

Samantha Fossey received her bachelor’s as well as her master’s degree at the University of Melbourne, where she has also been employed for more than 5 years. Samantha has traveled across the globe to speak about the unique benefits of pursuing a degree in Australia, and highlight why the University of Melbourne is a top choice when it comes to premium education abroad. With years of experience in the international recruitment sector, she is well-equipped for answering all of the questions from the admission process to life in Australia.


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University College London is the oldest university in London has ever since its founding been considered among the absolute best research institutions in the country. In 2018, UCL ranked number 7 in the world in QS World University Rankings. UCL is an international university with more than a one-third of the university's students being international, hailing from approximately 150 different countries. The list of alumni of UCL includes the famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell, one of the co-discoverers of DNA structure, Francis Crick, and and a total of 29 Nobel prize laureates. Furthermore is UCL academics responsible for the discovery of five naturally occurring noble gases, co-discovery of hormones, invention of the vacuum tube and much more. The university’s Latin motto translates to ‘Let all come who by merit deserve the most reward.’, which perfectly fits the achievements of the university's students, staff and alumni. This year, UCL will be represented by Benjamin Harris.

Benjamin Harris joined UCL in February 2016 and is responsible for the university’s recruitment and marketing across Europe. Ben therefore often presents to European students one day and meet with one of UCL’s worldwide partner universities the next. Before joining UCL, Ben was employed at Imperial College Business School, where he was responsible for recruiting students to MBA and MSc programs.


 


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The MIT Sloan School of Management is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and ranked amongst the best business school in the world. The school emphasizes innovation in its practice and research and many influential management and finance ideas such as Theory X and Theory Y, the Solow-Swan model and Black-Scholes model have originated at this school. Furthermore, the faculty has included numerous Nobel laureates in economics and John Bates Clark Medal winners. The MIT Sloan School of Management is part of the M7 group of elite MBA programs in the US, alongside business schools such as Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton, and its MBA programs are considered to be among the most selective world-wide.

This year, MIT Sloan will be represented by Rod Garcia, the Senior Director of Admissions at the institution. Rod has been responsible for the recruitment, selection and enrollment of MBA students at MIT Sloan School since 1988. Rod, who has attended the NSAC conference several times before, successfully informed the participants about the school’s admission process, its programs and the university life itself. In the past, Rod has facilitated both professional and educational opportunities for NSAC participants and team members. Since MIT Sloan only offers postgraduate programs, their presentation is primarily directed at current business school students or students from other faculties looking to pursue an MBA.


New York University is a world-wide university and operates universities such as NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. NYU also operates multiple educational centres across the entire world. Among the faculty and alumni are 37 Nobel Laureates and its alumni includes heads of states, royalty, influential mathematicians, inventors, media figures, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and even astronauts. At NYU, Abu Dhabi, students who receive an offer of admission will also receive a financial aid decision at about the same time, due to the University's commitment to ensuring students and student families take on no debt in financing their education. In order to commit to this principle, the university practices a need-blind admission. According to recent data, there is roughly an $30,000 average in scholarship grants/awards for first-year students.

Mikael Perreau represented New York University and NYU Abu Dhabi at this year's conference. Mikael Perreau graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and he currently works as the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at New York University, where he is responsible for international outreach and admissions for NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi. Acting as one of the primary contacts for NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi admissions, Mikael Perreau was able to help many ambitious students at NSAC 2017.


The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest and most renowned institutions in the world. It is famous for many contributions to society through the pursuit of education and research at the highest international level. The university is consistently considered to be among the absolute best in the world and is currently ranked as number 5 in the world by QS University Rankings 2018. The University of Cambridge also proves its incredible prowess by being the institution with the most subject rankings in the top 10’s, according to QS University Rankings. The University of Cambridge has been affiliated with 95 Nobel laureates, 15 British prime ministers and 10 Field medalist, through the University’s students, alumni and faculty. This year's representative of Cambridge University was the Senior Admissions and Outreach Officer at Christ’s College, Kristy Guneratne. 

Kristy, who studied languages at Cambridge University herself, has been working in Cambridge University admissions and outreach for more than eight years, where she has been finding and helping students from the entire world, who are interested in studying for an undergraduate degree at Cambridge University. Kristy has supported numerous international students by email correspondences, visits and applicant support, and did the same for the NSAC Conference 2017 participants. 


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Highly ranked in both UK and international league tables, the University of St Andrews has teaching and research very much at its heart. Steeped in tradition with a global outlook and one of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the UK, St Andrews offers postgraduate students excellent research-based teaching in a welcoming and international community.

Currently third in the Guardian’s league table and in the top 100 of the QS World Ranking, St Andrews is a research-intensive university, with our academic staff bringing their research directly to the lecture theatres. Our close-knit community of just under 2,000 postgraduate students represents over 140 different countries and territories and our alumni live and work all over the world. Whether you intend your degree to help you start a career in industry or continue on to further study, a degree from St Andrews is recognised globally for its quality.

Stefanie Eminger joined the international Admissions team after completing her BSc and PhD in Mathematics at St Andrews. She represented St Andrews at this year's conference, and was able to explain why the Scottish university system differs from that in the US or in England.


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The University of Hong Kong is the highest ranked university in its region. Being located in Hong Kong, the city described as Asia’s World City, it is situated in one of the world’s leading financial centres, an international hub for business and is considered for many, the gateway to China. The main teaching language in HKU is English and the University has an impressive list of dual degree options in collaboration with some of the world's top universities.  Being a research driven university, HKU is able to boast itself with 111 professors ranked as the world’s top 1% scientist by Thomson Reuters. Furthermore, The University of Hong Kong had the first team in the world, which successfully isolated the corona virus, which is the causative agent of the disease SARS. Admission to HKU is highly competitive; in 2012 the university received over 70,946 applications, for undergraduate studies, of which 23,852 were from outside Hong Kong schools’ system

Prof. John Spinks is currently Senior Advisor to the President at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), and Director of Undergraduate Admissions, with responsibilities for admission strategies and operations, as well as global student recruitment. He is also involved in developing collaborative academic programmes with leading universities around the world.  He was earlier the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) at HKU, and Executive Director for U21Global based out of Singapore. He works with governments, universities and schools throughout many Asian countries. While his discipline is Psychology, he has run workshops and seminars across Asia, and given keynote speeches, on quality assurance in education, particularly in e-learning, as well as in strategic marketing.  His academic research has included work on educational prediction and assessment.  He is the recipient of an Honorary Fellowship from the Open University of Hong Kong.


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The University of King’s College London is regarded one of the world's top multidisciplinary research universities in the world and it is ranked 21st by the QS World University Rankings and 36rd by THE World University rankings in the years of 2016/17. King’s College London is especially renowned for its health and pharmaceutical programmes and as well as the department of social sciences. Furthermore, is the University associated with 12 Nobel laureates and considered to be part of the unofficial grouping of British elite universities called the “golden triangle”. Additionally is King’s College London the home to King’s College London Students’ Union, which is the oldest student union in London and it governs more than 260 student societies and activity groups. 


Rachael Hitch has graduated from Royal Holloway University with a BSC in Geography and an MSc in Quaternary Science. She joined King's College London as a Higher Education Liason Officer in January 2017. Her position entails visiting Schools and Colleges across the UK, where she provides information, advice and guidance to students looking to apply to the university. Furthermore, as well as supporting KCL's European recruitment team, Rachael oversees the running of KCL's student ambassador scheme and the teacher and careers advisers events. 


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Haas School of Business program by UC Berkeley


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