About the summit

Hosted by the editors of Times Higher Education, the global authority on university excellence, the Teaching Excellence Summit covers two full days of interviews, debates and discussions, and networking events including a gala dinner, drinks receptions, lunches and social events.

We will examine how a learning-centred curriculum is vital to shape the next generation of problem solvers. The potential of edtech to enhance both teaching and learning continues to evolve, and as it does, so do the challenges on how best to leverage this tool to improve learning. At this summit, we will examine edtech’s role in the curriculum, but also its role in measuring the impact of teaching on students’ aptitude for and attitude to learning.

As we work through the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), the demand for highly skilled workers rises and this summit will address the crucial role that universities and their faculties play in preparing graduates who can answer this need.

We will also examine how institutions can ensure access to quality education that promotes lifelong learning – a crucial development to combat the technological skills gap.

Programme themes

A combination of keynote speeches, participatory debates, live polling, case studies and panel discussions will support attendees as they consider these key themes:

  • Delivering quality education with impact
  • Classroom innovations: teaching in the 4IR
  • Employability and the future of skills
  • Measuring success: the transformative impact of teaching

Click here to read more about the summit themes

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
  • Share your experience with THE’s worldwide audience of higher education professionals
  • Join a global network of leaders from the world’s best and most ambitious universities, Nobel laureates, leading figures from government, policymaking and industry

Who should attend?

Hundreds of leaders from the world’s best and most ambitious universities and research-led companies will reflect on what are the optimum conditions for human talent to develop and how some of the key obstacles can be overcome.

Participants include 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.

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Teaching Excellence Summit 2019

The biggest ever Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Summit took place at Western University, Canada, on 4-6 June 2019, and was attended by more than 300 senior leaders from around the world. The summit brought together an outstanding group of global delegates to discuss how robust, rigorous and fit-for-purpose university teaching is vital to society as we move into the fourth industrial revolution, and explored global themes that will greatly influence the future of higher education.

Programme: View the full summit programme and list of speakers

Podcast: Hear the THE team and university leaders talk about their highlights and the hot topics discussed at the summit


Watch the 2019 highlights video below to get an overview of the summit

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