About the summit

THE  Innovation and Impact Summit


Times Higher Education  is delighted to be partnering with the prestigious Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) for the Innovation and Impact Summit 2019. The summit will build on THE’s global dialogue to unite leaders of the best and most ambitious universities with policy-makers, world-class researchers and the companies that are shaping our future around the vital questions on university impact in Daejeon, South Korea.

The summit covers two full days of interview, debate and discussion, and networking events including a gala dinner, drinks reception, lunches and social events.

Topics will include


 

  • How universities can create new impact and innovative environments
  • What the role of research universities is in creating impact
  • How universities can align their research policies with national agendas
  • How research-based entrepreneurship can be a driver of growth
  • How universities, policymakers and business leaders collaborate to better address complex global issues

Why attend?


 

  • Meet with your peers and develop your network at a three-day summit and prestigious gala dinner.
  • Hear from thought leaders from across the world.
  • Engage in debates and share ideas.
  • Join a global network of leaders, experts and decision-makers who set the agenda for excellence in higher education.
  • Share your experience with THE’s worldwide audience of higher education professionals.

Who should attend?


 

Vice-chancellors, rectors, presidents, deputy presidents, vice-presidents and distinguished scholars representing higher education and governments along with industries and businesses with close links to both sectors.

Here’s what previous attendees said


98%

WOULD RETURN

95%

WOULD RECOMMEND THE SUMMIT TO THEIR PEERS

90%

STATED THAT THE SUMMIT EXCEEDED THEIR EXPECTATIONS

Innovation and Impact Summit 2017


Hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the THE Innovation and Impact Summit 2017 took place on 31 May–2 June 2017. It was attended by over 200 leaders, experts and decision-makers from some of the world’s best and most innovative universities in 32 countries.

Delegates participated in discussion and debate on topics including leading for impact, entrepreneurship and empowering future leaders, as well as looking at the social impact of higher education and how impact and innovation can be measured.w

Podcast

Hear the THE  team select and discuss their highlights from the summit.