Network, learn, explore, challenge

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.

As the number of cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) across the world continues to escalate, we are continuing to be flexible with our events with our primary concern the well-being of our delegates, speakers, partners and staff.

Below you will find new and scheduled dates for our events or dates awaiting confirmation. This page will be updated regularly. If you have any questions or are an existing delegate who has not heard from us, please contact

THE journalists have been reporting from around the world on the impact of the virus on the global higher education sector. Follow the coverage.

Virtual Summits


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.

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Our series of focused forums bring together senior leaders across higher education, research, industry and policymaking, to share data, best practice and innovative ideas about the future of universities.

Our Impact Forums are aligned to the THE Impact Rankings, which measure universities’ action towards the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), while our country-focused forums are a chance to deep-dive into the higher education in that region.

Find out more about our forums

THE Awards


Established in the UK in 2005, and held overseas for the first time in 2019, the THE Awards (or the 'Oscars of higher education' as they are now widely known) are landmark events in the higher education calendar.

Free to enter, and complementing our suite of rankings, the THE Awards are judged by a panel of sector experts and shine a light on exceptional and sometimes extraordinary work taking place in our universities. Hundreds of institutions enter, and winners come from world-renowned and highly ranked institutions, those who may be less well known and operating in uniquely challenging circumstances, and every shape and size in between.

Find out more about THE Awards

THE Live


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.

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Our symposiums are bespoke events designed to focus on a particular aspect of higher education such as financial sustainability, or estates management.

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Interested in sponsoring an event?

Our events are the ideal platform for engaging with your target audience in higher education by exposing your brand, industry knowledge and thought leadership to the global higher education community through one of our tailored sponsorship packages.

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