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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Bairbre Redmond, provost of Universitas 21, at the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit, 2016

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

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 Universities Summit

Wole Soyinka: ‘Anti-humanism’ infecting universities

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

Johannesburg skyline

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

Decorated Indian elephant raising trunk

BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017: results announced

India and China are the main winners in our list of the best universities in emerging economies

Globe/map of South American countries

Higher education in Latin America must think global and act local

A more international approach will boost higher education in the region, write Marco Zago and Raul Machado-Neto

A collection of toy globes

What role do global university networks have in the new political landscape?

Bairbre Redmond considers the importance of international collaboration ahead of the BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit

Barack Obama

Obama's words on running a government should resonate with universities

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