About the summit

Times Higher Education  Young Universities Summit


The Times Higher Education  Young Universities Summit is the essential annual gathering of leaders of the world’s best and most ambitious research universities founded since 1945. In June 2019, in partnership with the University of Wollongong in Australia and the University of Surrey in the UK, senior leaders from academia and related industries will gather at Surrey’s campus to assess the global outlook for higher education, analysing disruption, celebrating impact and identifying opportunities for new growth with their peers.

What you will learn?


 

  • What are geopolitical “black swans” and the what is their impact on higher education?
  • How future student’s needs will change and how that will challenge current education provision.
  • How technology can create sustainable change to human well-being, with universities being better able to redefine their public value in the 21st century.

Why attend?


 

  • Be the first to know the results of the Times Higher Education  Young University Rankings and Golden Age University Rankings 2019, which will be revealed at the summit.
  • Gain exclusive analysis and understand the data behind the 2019 ranking of the world’s top research universities founded within the last fifty years, plus those founded between 1945 and 1967, and learn how your institution can improve.
  • Join a global network of leaders, experts and decision-makers who set the agenda in higher education innovation.
  • 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


95%

WOULD RETURN

95%

WOULD RECOMMEND THE SUMMIT TO THEIR PEERS

91%

STATED THAT THE SUMMIT WAS VERY GOOD OR EXCEPTIONAL

Young Universities Summit 2018


The Times Higher Education  Young Universities Summit 2018 was held on 5-7 June 2018 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, USA. Senior higher education leaders from universities around the world joined us in our celebration of universities founded in the last 70 years, and the innovation and dynamism they bring to the sector.

Programme View the full three-day summit programme and list of speakers.

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