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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University of Washington president’s personal mission to tackle prejudice

Ana Mari Cauce, who is Cuban-American and gay, aims to improve race and identity relations on campus

Men helping woman to climb obstacle

UCLA chancellor: budgets and racial diversity biggest challenges

Tuition rises have left middle classes ‘slammed’, and low African American enrolments can cause tensions, warns Gene Block

Chinese dragon performer in London

Chinese universities ‘to set up in UK’, predicts Lord Willetts

Former universities minister sees Chinese branch campuses as ‘prize’ for UK

Lanterns hanging from temple roof, Shanghai

Asia Universities Summit: ‘China no longer just following West’

Shanghai Jiao Tong University a model of how China’s universities can transform and put innovation first, says president

Jean-Lou Chameau president of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Asia Universities Summit: KAUST head heralds 'amazing progress'

Jean-Lou Chameau says new institution has established 'remarkable' research record since opening and has not been influenced by Saudi Arabian cultural issues 

THE Asia Universities Summit 2016

Video: Times Higher Education Asia Universities Summit 2016

The 2016 THE Asia Universities Summit took place at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology this week

Steve Kang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Asia Universities Summit: student creativity key, says KAIST head

Steve Kang says he wants to challenge East Asian 'uni-directional' tradition of education where students simply 'prepare for the test'

Thomas Rosenbaum, president of Caltech

Asia Universities Summit: Caltech's size a 'major advantage'

President Thomas Rosenbaum also defines his role as maintaining a culture ‘where people dream’