QS-APPLE 2018 was held at Chung-Ang University from 21 to 23 November 2018 in Seoul. This annual higher education conference and exhibition attracted over 500 representatives from various higher education institutions in the Asia Pacific and beyond. Since its inauguration in 2004, QS-APPLE has been one of QS’s signature events designed to provide educators from across the world with a single platform for the sharing of knowledge and professional networking to better understand the dynamic changes that are currently taking place within the global higher education sector. During the event, Professor Makoto Aratono, Executive Vice President at the Kyushu University, officially signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Ms. Mandy Mok, Chief Executive Officer at QS Asia, for hosting of QS-APPLE 2019 in Fukuoka. This will be the first QS-APPLE to be held in Japan.