World Summit Series Network

Grow your network, gain insight, and shape the agenda through our global network of higher education leaders and experts

To help you stay up-to-date with the latest developments in global higher education, THE has expanded its services to create a special package of bespoke content, networking and value-added opportunities to support you and the higher education community in navigating the future.

Our newly launched World Summit Series Network offers the chance to access THE’s programme of virtual and in-person events in a single cost-saving package tailored to your needs.

The network allows you to interact directly with colleagues from the global higher education community, access all curated sessions on-demand and learn about the biggest transformational changes to higher education from world-class speakers and THE’s own in-house experts. You will also be able to draw on THE's unique datasets.

Membership benefits

  • Cost savings through discounted tickets and FREE passes to our biggest higher education events globally with one annual subscription either for an individual, department or institution
  • Access to our network of higher education and industry leaders to build new relationships with like-minded peers
  • Intelligence through the latest news and discourse on global higher education and opportunities to access the latest data and insights on university performance
  • Outreach with the opportunity to promote yourself and your institution on our global stage through speaking and networking opportunities
  • Shape the agenda of our global dialogue by joining our global panel of experts to input into our events series

20+ annual live

and in-person events 

100+ video sessions 

and exclusive content on demand




Network subscription includes

  • 4x full access passes to use for any of the virtual events (4 tickets in total) from the THE World Summit Series programme in your 1 year subscription period
  • 25% discount on additional tickets to in-person and virtual THE events for the member institution
  • 5% discounted THE editorial institutional subscription


Additional benefits


  • Access all and on-demand video content from THE virtual and in-person events 
  • Post-event write-up from THE World Summit Series
  • Community newsletter tailored to your preferences
  • Become part of our World Summit Series Advisory Panel 




Network subscription includes

  • 2x full access passes to use for any of the in-person events (2 tickets in total) from the THE World Summit Series programme in your 1 year subscription period
  • 6x full access passes to use for any of the virtual events (6 tickets in total) from the THE World Summit Series programme in your 1 year subscription period
  • 50% discount on additional tickets to all in-person and virtual THE events for the member institution
  • Access to private networking events
  • Opportunity to curate and host a private roundtable
  • 10% discounted THE editorial institutional subscription


And all the standard additional benefits







Exclusive introductory offer: £500 off all subscription packages, available for a limited time only

What are our events?

Explore the latest schedule of events taking place throughout the year. 

THE’s agenda-setting events provide unrivalled thought leadership to get under the skin of the issues making the sector tick. Chaired by our expert staff and journalists, our wide-ranging series of events bring together global leaders and influencers from across academia, government and industry to debate, discuss and drive forward the future of higher education governance, innovation and research. These include: 

What's on the agenda?

  • Transforming the institution
  • Transforming talent
  • Transforming internationalisation
  • Transforming leadership
  • Transforming teaching and learning
  • Transforming impact
  • Transforming research


Our programme of worldwide activity, headed by our flagship annual Times Higher Education World Academic Summit and a regular series of regional three-day 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 series of focused forums bring together senior leaders across higher education, research, industry and policymaking, to share data and best practice and innovative ideas about the future of universities. 


Our online events are hosted on an immersive virtual platform for easy networking and access to resources. 


THE Live consists of buzzy discussions and debate, workshops and roundtables on the most pressing issues that are challenging academic and professional staff and leaders at universities right now. 

 Attend to find out the latest news and trends from experts and key influencers in the sector, and hear from the decision-makers from government, NGOs and in the top positions in higher education in this must-attend event. 

Exclusive discussions

Hosted by our partners and in-house staff and journalists, members will have access to exclusive topical roundtable discussions taking place throughout the year. In-person events will also provide members with further networking opportunities at member-only dinners organised by THE.  


Gain exclusive access to the latest analysis from the team behind the world’s most influential university ranking in our series of focussed masterclasses, designed to support universities in achieving their strategic goals.