THE World Summit Series

Our programme of worldwide activity, headed by our flagship annual Times Higher Education World Academic Summit and a regular series of regional summits, bring 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.

  • New horizons for European higher education

    Universities across the continent have undergone significant institutional reform over the last decade, and now they are looking ahead to define their priorities for the next era of challenges.

    Can European universities remain at the heart of the debate on their future transformation? Join us at this summit to address the key challenges faced by European higher education.

    FREE FOR UNIVERSITIES
  • Crossing boundaries, unlocking creativity

    This virtual summit will discover how the continent's spirit of innovation lives today in research, education and collaborations with industry, and will feature the reveal of the THE Asia University Rankings 2021.

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  • Transforming the future: New visions of young universities

    At this summit we will hear leaders of young universities ­discuss opportunities to consolidate world-class reputation and impact both at home and abroad. The summit will also see the launch of the THE Young University Rankings 2021.

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  • Universities for the public good: Rebuilding economic and social development

    Examine how higher education can develop strategies to build capacity, adapt to digitisation, increase strategic impact and improve public appreciation of universities’ role in progressing society. The summit will also feature the reveal of the THE Latin America University Rankings 2021.

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  • How powerful is place?

    Join us to explore the complex relationship between universities and the places in which they are located. The summit will also feature the exclusive reveal of the THE World University Rankings 2022, accompanied by a detailed data masterclass.

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  • Tianjin, China

    Building knowledge, transforming skills

    To raise teaching standards in China and beyond, this summit will explore the latest innovative methods and best teaching practices from around the globe, as well as the crucial role that universities play in preparing graduates for the fourth industrial revolution.

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  • Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Recover, reset, rebuild

    The pandemic has forced university leadership to address long-standing issues in their management and structures. This summit will challenge the current practices of university leadership, and will feature the reveal of the THE World Reputation Rankings 2021.

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  • Stockholm, Sweden

    What makes a successful innovation climate?

    Leaders will gather to explore issues that affect the creation of a positive environment for innovation, and to question how universities can sustain that environment. The summit will also see the reveal of the THE University Impact Rankings 2022.

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