Coronavirus: a message to our global community

August 28, 2020

At a time of unprecedented disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, all of THE’s teams have adapted to support the global higher education community however we can.

The public health crisis has highlighted the vital role that universities play around the world.

Epidemiologists are shaping government responses; virologists are driving the search for vaccines; and institutions are helping local communities, releasing clinical staff to front-line healthcare and supporting students through an exceptionally difficult period.

At THE we have adapted our own approach to our work with and for universities, too.

All the latest news on Covid-19

Our journalists are working as hard as ever to bring you the latest developments as we navigate our way through these extraordinary events. While our subscribers have access to all of our content all the time, we will continue to make breaking news coverage on the impact of coronavirus free to all, to provide the widest possible service during this period.

Free virtual events

As vital social distancing and lockdowns continue, we have taken our World Summit Series online, with free virtual summits and forums taking place throughout the coming months. We hope you will join us to share, explore and challenge the latest insights and developments in global higher education. Find out more on our Events pages

Data insight tools

Our second THE Impact Ranking, released in April 2020, is a bold new way of looking at universities’ global impact through the lens of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The focus of this unique ranking feels timelier than ever, shining a light on the many ways in which universities contribute to solving the world’s greatest shared challenges. To support universities during this difficult period, we are offering a minimum of 15 per cent off our new Impact data tool, the SDG Impact Dashboard, and further discounts for existing DataPoints customers.

Contact to find out more.

Supporting student acquisition

With the international student market facing extensive disruption, many universities are thinking about how best to reach potential candidates. THE is offering all universities a free Enhanced Profile for three months to support their student recruitment efforts.

Contact to find out more.

Hiring support

We know the academic and professional jobs market is increasingly challenging, but our global hiring solutions team is here to help. To our candidates searching for your next role in this competitive market, please visit to have personalised opportunities delivered right to your inbox. And to our university partners, we understand that you have crucial roles to fill but that budgets are being scrutinised more than ever. Please do get in touch with our team on to discuss affordable and effective solutions.

Stay in touch

To all of you in our global community, and to our university partners who work with us in a variety of ways, we would like to express our sincere support and solidarity, and assure you that we are doing everything we can to assist you as we navigate the pandemic together.

Our team remain on hand during office hours. If you need us, feel free to get in touch in the usual way. You can also keep up to date with our latest company announcements via our website and on LinkedIn and Weibo.

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