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.

  • 31 May - 2 June 2017
    Hong Kong

    Powering universities’ economic and social impact through innovative research and teaching

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  • 3 July - 5 July 2017
    Taichung, Taiwan

    Developing a successful research strategy to rise to the top

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  • 3 September - 5 September 2017
    London, United Kingdom

    Collaborating for a better world: new models for research universities

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  • 5 December - 7 December 2017
    Rabat, Morocco
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  • 5 February - 7 February 2018
    Shenzhen, China
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Combined courses ‘improve computer science diversity’

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Young University Rankings 2017: a growing concern sprouts new branches

Five years on, our expanding analysis of success-bound younger institutions finds much to celebrate


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A series of mergers have helped French universities to dominate a new table of universities founded in the 21st century