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The Global University Network initiated by Berlin University of Applied Science was founded in Berlin, 1994. It is a Joint Non-Government Organization of universities and colleges from Europe and East Asia. 'N.E.W.S.' standing for North, East, West, and South, and its members are from all over the world. The present members are educational institutes and organizations from Germany, Russia, South Korea, Japan, Switzerland, France, Serbia and China:

Megatrend University, Serbia ,China Three Gorges University, China, Yanbian University of Science and Technology, China, Central University of Nationalities, China, Jilin Huaqiao Foreign Language Institute, China, CHANG SHIN University, Korea, Amur State University, Russia, University of Glasnoryarsk, Russia, Berlin University of Applied Science, Germany, Winterthur University of Applied Science Zuerich, Swiss, Institut National des Telecommunication, Ivry-Paris, France, Obirin University, Japan, Yamagata Engineering Academy, Japan

Previous N.E.W.S. Conferences have been attended by the prominent rectors, presidents and experts of the universities from all over the World.

With the rapid development global economy, the trend of globalization for higher education has become urgent. Since its inception in 2000, the N.E.W.S. has been dedicated in strengthening regional cooperation among institutions with the aim of establishing information-sharing, staff collaboration in scientific researches and study visits, students exchange programs and other institutional cooperation regarding joint scientific research bases, degree co-education programs and bilingual or multilingual teaching programs.  The main purpose of the N.E.W.S. is to create an interactive environment where rectors, presidents and experts from the universities all over the globe exchange their approach to higher education and its development. It also emphasizes the difference among educational systems in different countries and ways of finding the common ground for this difference to be overcome. The Conference includes private and public universities, with different backgrounds and programs, sizes and teaching methods. This diversity brings additional value to higher education and its constant global development.

Megatrend University has been a member of Global University Network and has participated in every N.E.W.S. since the first N.E.W.S. in Berlin, 1994. It is a great honor for Megatrend University to host the 10th N.E.W.S. in September 2013, and to contribute to its further expansion and development. This is the opportunity to improve international ties through-out the World and to introduce the new ways of cooperation between world-class academics, university executives and teaching staff in highly competitive educational environment. The N.E.W.S. Conference at Megatrend University will give an opportunity to various prominent universities in the region (the Balkans and Eastern Europe) to become a part of the global higher education environment and through their initial participation in the N.E.W.S. to contribute to the improvement of education in the region. This Conference will also include other partner universities of Megatrend University from Latin America, Europe, Asia and North America, which representatives will bring new perspective to main subject discussed.

It also emphasizes the difference among educational systems in different countries and ways of finding the common ground for this difference to be overcome. The Conference includes private and public universities, with different backgrounds and programs, sizes and teaching methods. This diversity brings additional value to higher education and its constant global development.