The power of place

Welcome to the Hub, a repository for content relating to the summit theme of The power of place. It features content of particular interest to participants wanting to prepare for their attendance at the summit.

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Videos and podcasts

THE podcast: How to use the power of place

University leaders from around the world convened at an event co-hosted by THE and the University of Toronto in Davos during the World Economic Forum to talk about how universities can harness their power of place. Listen to the highlights here.

January 29th, 2020
Video: Digitalisation presents a challenge to talent development worldwide

At the sixth Times Higher Education World Academic Summit, experts from the research community and higher education explored and reflected on how digitalisation is changing higher education and on nurturing of talent.

September 13th, 2019
THE podcast: ETH Zurich, Toronto and NYU presidents talk talent

Presidents of the next three THE World Academic Summit hosts discuss global talent in the 21st century. Here we speak with the former head of ETH Zurich, Lino Guzzella; Meric Gertler, president of the University of Toronto, and Andy Hamilton, president of NYU.

January 18th, 2019


Skidmore: ‘MIT of the North’ is ‘already staring us in the face’

The UK’s universities minister has appeared to distance himself from the idea of creating an entirely new “MIT of the North”, claiming that there is “no room for a false north-versus-south narrative” and that he wants to support existing institutions.

January 24th, 2020
THE World Academic Summit 2020 heads to Toronto

THE’s World Academic Summit 2020 will be held in partnership with the University of Toronto next September. The event will bring together university presidents, world-class researchers, political leaders and senior executives from industry in one of the most prestigious gatherings of its kind in the world.

January 22nd, 2020
Sydney v-c sees ‘huge public support’ for keeping China ties

There is still “huge public support” for Australia maintaining academic and student ties with China despite the growing “geopolitical tensions” between the Asian giant and Western governments, a vice-chancellor has said.

January 22nd, 2020
World Academic Summit 2020: speakers announced

A leading scholar who has been described as the “godfather of deep learning” will join presidents of some of the world’s top universities among a prestigious line-up of speakers confirmed for the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in September.

January 22nd, 2020
World Academic Summit hosts confirmed until 2021

The next three editions of Times Higher Education’s flagship summit will be held in partnership with ETH Zurich, the University of Toronto and New York University respectively.

January 22nd, 2019

World University Rankings

WUR 3.0: how we could measure cross-disciplinary research

Welcome to our monthly rankings blog where I will be discussing aspects of our World University Rankings and how these might change in the years ahead. We will be launching a new methodology, WUR 3.0, at our World Academic Summit at the University of Toronto in September.

January 23rd, 2020
The 10 most popular THE rankings stories of 2019

It has been another record-breaking year for rankings at THE. Our flagship World University Rankings 2020, published in September, were our biggest yet, with almost 1,400 universities across 92 territories included.

December 16th, 2019
THE World University Rankings 2020 by subject: dates announced

The World University Rankings subject tables will be launched from 2 October. The subject-specific tables follow the publication of the overall THE World University Rankings 2020, which was revealed on 11 September.

September 24th, 2019
What’s next for the World University Rankings?

Incorporating the UN’s SDGs and updating the citations measure will ensure our data remain as relevant and accurate as possible, writes Duncan Ross.

September 12th, 2019
U of T ranked first in Canada, among world’s top 20 universities

The University of Toronto has jumped three spots in the prestigious Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s universities, placing it firmly among the world’s top 20 institutions.

September 11th, 2019
THE World University Rankings 2020: they could be contenders

India is far from realising its potential, but it’s showing promising signs of moving in the right direction, as are some other countries around the globe, writes Ellie Bothwell.

September 11th, 2019
THE World University Rankings 2020: reaching critical mass

In many regards, global higher education is a sector that has grown considerably in recent years. For some smaller universities less means more, while Chinese institutions are reaping the benefits of increased state funding, writes Ellie Bothwell.

September 11th, 2019
THE World University Rankings 2020: China powers up

The balance of power in Asia is shifting as China’s universities strengthen their rankings performance. China has rapidly improved in terms of representation and individual institutional performance over the past five years.

September 11th, 2019
THE World University Rankings 2020: Australia hits record high

Australia has ridden a wave of new research funding, much of it supplied by international students, to register its best performance yet in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings.

September 11th, 2019

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