World Academic Summit

King's College London

Nobel laureates and university presidents will speak at flagship THE event at King’s College London

General shot of the World Academic Summit 2016, held at the University of California, Berkeley

Reflections on event held at the University of California, Berkeley

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Barack Obama

Higher education institutions must not be measured by their economic contribution alone, writes John Gill

A man phones in front of portraits of the Salvador Dali (L) and Vincent Van Gogh (R)

Experts tell THE summit that Zuckerberg-Chan gift illustrates changing nature of philanthropy

Podium of university ranking winners

Discussion at THE World Academic Summit explored how league tables can help promote accountability, reports Ellie Bothwell

Saul Perlmutter in discussion at World Academic Summit

Saul Perlmutter tells THE World Academic Summit that there is a ‘fundamental misunderstanding’ of the purpose of research

Band playing at World Academic Summit 2016

At THE World Academic Summit, academics and entrepreneurs debate impact of technology on teaching

King's College London, Strand Campus, King's Building

Times Higher Education’s flagship event will be hosted in partnership with the London university

Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman tells THE World Academic Summit that universities should focus on teaching undergraduates how to discern truth

Mary Sue Coleman, Association of American Universities (AAU)

Association of American Universities president also says state of US public universities is like battle to save species from extinction

Nicholas Dirks, University of California, Berkeley

Nicholas Dirks tells THE summit that free tuition would enable government to 'control' public research universities

Robert Reich, University of California, Berkeley

Former secretary of labor tells THE summit that growing inequality in admissions is ‘national tragedy in the making’

Phil Baty, Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Phil Baty addresses the THE World Academic Summit 2016, and raises some fundamental questions about how higher education is viewed worldwide

Indian women and children standing beside well

Study being launched at THE World Academic Summit highlights challenges of collecting comparable data on social mobility

Leszek Borysiewicz with World Academic Summit logo

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz to tell THE summit that universities rely on public trust and institutional autonomy

Houses and hills of Berkeley, California

LinkedIn co-founder, a Nobel laureate and more than 10 university presidents among high-profile speakers at Times Higher Education’s flagship event