Restore, reset, rebuild

25-27 October 2021 | Glasgow, UK

The devastation of the pandemic has been felt throughout nations around the world and, now more than ever, the role of universities will be vital as governments seek to re-build our societies, economies, and communities.The crisis has forced university leadership to address long-standing issues in their management and structures, but it has also provided an unexpected opportunity to experiment with new modalities of 21st century higher education.

During this three-day summit, we will challenge the current practices of university leadership and explore:

  • The future economic sustainability of higher education
  • How leaders and their management structures can rebuild for future success
  • Civic leadership and the role of universities in international diplomacy
  • Reputation and the rise of internationalisation of higher education
  • Universities and sustainable communities leading the green agenda
  • Digital leadership and the transformation of online education
  • Leading a culture of diversity and inclusion


The summit will also feature the exclusive live reveal of the THE World Reputation Rankings 2021, which reveals the top universities with the best reputations as determined by academics around the world.

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Featured articles

Save students from Covid mental health crisis, sector told

Universities must act to protect their students from a mental health crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic as research shows worryingly high proportions reporting depression or thinking about taking their own lives, according to a Canadian leader.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 6:21 pm

Building a talent pipeline is ‘key to diversifying sector leadership’

Vice-chancellor says the sector should aim to get to a point where losing staff from diverse backgrounds is no longer a worry. Universities should focus on creating such a large pipeline of future institutional leaders from diverse backgrounds that any leakage becomes good for the system.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 5:37 pm

THE World Reputation Rankings 2020: new kids on the block

A good research and teaching reputation in higher education is a hard-won attribute that can take years to establish, but is it something initially driven regionally or globally? THE data reveals the voter base for universities with growing reputations and their more established neighbours.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 3:48 pm

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