Guiding your performance

Harness the power of THE within your own institution. Let our experts interrogate your data, probe your strengths and discover new areas of opportunity. Our range of tailored analytical solutions will help you formulate the most effective strategies, whatever the goal.

Consultancy. Guiding your performance

The THE Consultancy team provide strategic, data-driven guidance to universities, governments, and other interested parties globally. Building on our vast sector expertise and long history, we support our partners to build effective and sustainable strategies aligned to their unique mission.

Understanding that all organisations are unique, we combine proprietary and primary data to design customised solutions. Our consultancy practice harnesses THE’s strong network in the sector, utilising engagement of global stakeholders within our analyses. Offering both short-term and long-term solutions, our expert consultants diagnose areas of strength and provide evidence-based guidance on the implementation of recommendations for improvement.


THE Consultancy provide in-depth analysis of institutional and subject level performance in THE’s suite of global rankings. We also provide institutional level simulation of rankings performance for unranked institutions, with detailed analysis of strengths, weaknesses, and future opportunities. This in-depth performance analysis spans each of the core metrics used by THE to assess institutional performance across all of our ranking offerings, with findings benchmarked against selected comparator institutions.

Strategy analysis and evaluation

THE Consultancy are able to support institutions, organisations and governments to ensure that their strategic priorities are being achieved effectively. By engaging with key stakeholders and decision-makers, this consultancy ensures that the desired future direction of travel is being achieved. This offering includes bespoke evaluations, analysis of your academic network including identification of possible areas for future collaboration and analysis of the digital brand strategy of institutions. THE Consultancy can also ensure proper evaluation of these strategies and policies over time, ensuring our clients can properly assess their future performance, providing key evaluative frameworks and KPIs to do so.

Social impact assessment

THE Consultancy is able to assess institutional performance regarding positive community and social impact through a bespoke assessment that draws on the data and information employed in the THE Impact Rankings, designed around the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. This consultancy includes a detailed explanation of the methodology, an analysis of your university’s data, and evidence submission in comparison with that of your peers and provides examples of good practice in terms of policies and procedures at other institutions.

THE Global Student Research Panel

THE Global Student Research Panel is THE’s global panel of prospective international students – presenting an opportunity for universities, governments, organisations, and businesses to gain insight into their worldview. We deliver bespoke online surveys, qualitative interviews, focus groups, online communities and can include one or two burning questions within our monthly tracker survey, all to ensure that institutions can access the most important voice in the international higher education sector: that of the student. We can design projects tailored to your needs, drawing upon our unparalleled access to the international student community, including our internationalisation strategy consultancy, through which we are able to advise institutions about how best to attract students from new or emerging markets by harnessing the power of THE Global Student Research Panel.

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