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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Innovation & Impact Summit 2017: programme details announced

Event will explore university-industry collaboration, curiosity-led research and whether institutions can create entrepreneurs

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Education access problem ‘is poverty, not gender’

UN plan to eradicate gender inequality misses larger problem of low access rates linked to poverty, University of Cambridge experts warn

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It doesn’t matter where they are, students know what they want

Ellie Bothwell hears from students at the THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit in Johannesburg

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THE podcast: 8-14 December 2016 weekly review

The Times Higher Education editorial team look at some of the highlights from this week's edition

Bairbre Redmond speaking at THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Universties Summit

Exclusive university networks ‘fail’ higher education

Provost of Universitas 21 tells THE summit that universities must engage with institutions outside their elite groups

John Aubrey Douglass speaking at THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Universties Summit

University leadership ‘poor’ quality, says higher education scholar

Berkeley academic also tells THE event that government initiatives have little influence on the quality of universities

Wole Soyinka speaking at THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Universties Summit

Wole Soyinka: ‘Anti-humanism’ infecting universities

Nobel laureate tells THE summit that religious zealotry has taken a ‘heavy toll on intellectual pursuit’

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African universities told to ‘look East’ for partners

The vice-chancellor of Covenant University tells THE that collaborations within the continent can be most useful for solving challenges