THE ConnectWhy HSBC cares about creating sustainable and inclusive universities

Why HSBC cares about creating sustainable and inclusive universities


Our programme of worldwide activity, headed by our flagship annual Times Higher Education ​World Academic Summit and a regular series of regional summits, brings together pre-eminent global thought leaders across higher education, research, industry and government to share best practice and innovation in the development and leadership of world-class universities and research.​

Our events are the essential forum for leaders from across the academic community to meet and shape the future for international higher education governance and innovation. Alumni of our World Summit Series join a global network of outstanding presidents, vice-chancellors, chief executives and decision-makers to learn, interact, create and share knowledge and experience for the benefit of all.​

As the company behind the world’s most influential university ranking, and with five decades of experience as a source of analysis and insight on higher education, we have unparalleled expertise on the trends underpinning university performance globally.

Our content reaches an extensive audience, including:

  • 42 million annual web visitors
  • 3 million monthly readers
  • 62,000 Facebook followers
  • 308,000 Twitter followers 

Our partner

With a breadth and depth of industry knowledge and experience, HSBC’s team of specialists works directly with universities and higher education institutions, supporting their goals, from attracting domestic and international students to creating financially and environmentally sustainable campuses. HSBC’s strong network within the business community means it is also well placed to help institutions expand their teaching and research collaborations.

How we work together

A multi-year content campaign including sponsorship at the THE Awards, sessions at THE events and a dedicated digital research hub containing articles that promote HSBC’s engagement with universities around the world on collaboration with industry, sustainability, equality, diversity and inclusion, and optimising the student journey.

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