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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Formula 1 wheelspin

Tech innovation to rely on graduate ‘creativity’ and openness

McLaren Applied Technologies director sees need to go ‘beyond STEM’, THE-Ulsan summit hears


Tech innovation to rely on graduate 'creativity' and openness

McLaren Applied Technologies director sees need to go 'beyond STEM', THE-Ulsan summit hears

Feridun Hamdullahpur

Brexit: ‘fantastic’ UK researchers head for Canada

University of Waterloo recruits British academics ‘worried about future’ after referendum

Yeon-Cheon Oh

University leaders divided over fourth industrial revolution

Presidents agree on need to respond but are warned against being ‘slaves to industry’

Joon-Sik Lee

Trump offers Asia ‘opportunity’ to attract best researchers

Universities on the continent must shun xenophobia themselves, THE-Ulsan event hears

How to forge stronger ties between universities and industry

Ahead of the Asia Universities Summit, Feridun Hamdullahpur sets out what you need to consider when carrying out industry-funded research

High tech manufacturing

POSTECH head: a university’s ultimate mission is to create value for society

Universities in the US, South Korea and elsewhere must contribute to the advancement of the knowledge-based industries of the 21st century, says Doh-Yeon Kim

Hong Kong

Innovation & Impact Summit 2017: programme details announced

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