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.

  • Nurturing global talent and research excellence

    This three-day virtual summit will examine how a global education can provide research and creative opportunities for students that concurrently wield positive social impact for the region. We will focus on higher education teaching and research models for the MENA region, while sharing global perspectives on how to nurture a talent pipeline.

    Delegates will have access to a combination of keynote speeches, participatory debates, live polling, case studies and panel discussions, as well as a THE rankings masterclass.

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT BOOK BY 5 MARCH 2021
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  • Cultivating resilience, changing the world

    Now, more than ever, society is looking to the global research community to respond to emerging challenges. This virtual summit will examine how academia, government and industry can align to support all facets of society. The summit will also see the live reveal of the THE Impact Rankings 2021.

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT BOOK BY 26 MARCH 2021
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  • Aichi, Japan

    Crossing boundaries, unlocking creativity

    THE's first summit in Japan will discover how the country's spirit of innovation lives in research, education and collaborations with industry, and will feature the reveal of the THE Asia University Rankings 2021.

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT BOOK BY 16 APR 2021
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  • Moscow, Russian Federation

    Local impact, global influence

    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.

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT BOOK BY 23 APR 2021
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  • Toronto, Canada

    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.

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT BOOK BY 13 JUNE 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.

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT BOOK BY 3 SEPT 2021
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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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