"The Symposium was extremely well organised, as always, and the weekend ran and progressed smoothly. We felt the content of the Symposium was so relevant to the challenges that the Emerging Markets are facing..."
"Despite the vast and wide subject area of tertiary education, we believe that the conclusions and recommendations gathered throughout the weekend will provide the Emerging Markets with many insights and possible approaches to lead their tertiary education systems with confidence."
"I truly enjoyed every part of the process. It was a very well organized and executed event, with wonderfully diverse participants. Thank you for putting it all together..."
"Just a quick note of appreciation for all the thought and effort that went into making the weekend a success."
"I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for an excellent symposium, very well managed and executed. I wondered at the outset if the discussion would collapse into a narrow focus on universities alone and rankings, but it was very inspiring to hear a highly differentiated and vigorous debate develop from outstanding speakers on what is a complex topic, particularly in the smaller groups. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting old friends and making new ones in the convivial setting of Egrove Park."
"First, let me thank you for inviting me to the fascinating symposium you had organized. It widened my horizon and got me hooked now on the issue of human capital formation. ...I enjoyed the fine logistics and the grace with which you conduct these meetings."
"I enjoyed the symposium and am happy to help however I can."
"I enjoyed the symposium very much and learned a great deal. I am happy to work with your colleagues in disseminating the ideas generated from the conference to achieve the kind of policy impact they deserve."
"I find the EMS an excellent learning experience. My visit to Oxford, despite my other commitments was well worth it."
"Thank you for including me. I very much enjoyed meeting the very interesting and distinguished group of individuals."
"The symposium was stimulating, and if I may say so, ran very well."
"Up to now I have thought of the EMS as a thought-provoking forum where prominent people with vast experiences in different fields joined together and exchanged ideas and thoughts on important topics on challenges facing EMCs in the 21st century, and viewed myself as mainly the beneficiary from my EMS participation. I believe it should be clearly stated that for those of us who are privileged to be invited to participate in the EMS, there is a tremendous amount of learning for participants that takes place there. I have personally benefited from the ‘tertiary education’ I received from the EMS symposia."
"Thanks so much for inviting me. It was a very successful conference thanks mainly to the huge efforts that you had put in to make it such a success."
"I'm very grateful for the invitation to the symposium. It was helpful for my new responsibilities as President of a University."
"Thanks for the great learning opportunity at EMS, as well the generous hospitality. I will be capturing the Press Release in my weekly column in the coming weeks as a contribution to further dissemination of the findings and recommendations of EMS."
"Many thanks for this and the amazing weekend. I suppose my immediate comment is that a really crucial factor was the recognition that TE must be more than universities and must encompass all aspects of post-secondary education, including mature students, part time and distance learning."
"On my return here, I have informed several policy-makers about this symposium, and I have written about it in my blog last week."