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.

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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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  • Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

    Inspiring transformation

    This summit will bring together leaders from across the world to set the agenda for the future of higher education in emerging economies. The summit will also feature the exclusive launch and analysis of the THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Aichi, Japan

    Facing the future, creating academic talent

    A paradigm shift is occurring in higher education with the emergence of new methods, models and missions of learning. We will examine how universities can remain vital to a Covid-disrupted society and serve the needs of a rapidly changing world. The summit will also see the reveal of the THE Asia University Rankings 2022.

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