Local impact, global influence

24-26 June 2020, Moscow, Russia

What is the THE  Young Universities Summit?

The seventh annual Times Higher Education  Young Universities Summit will explore and demonstrate how young universities can expand their spheres of influence both globally and locally. In particular, this summit will hear leaders of young universities ­– defined as higher education institutions established since 1945 – discuss opportunities to further consolidate their reputation and impact at home and abroad. It will be a showcase for thought leadership from both young and long-established institutions, as well as industry and government leaders.

The summit will also feature the global launch of THE  data on the performance of young universities globally, and these data will be presented to and interrogated by delegates in order to support understanding of university performance. We will exclusively reveal the THE  Young University Rankings 2020, for institutions under the age of 50, and will share the “Golden Age” rankings for institutions founded between 1945 and 1968, and the “Millennials” rankings for universities founded since 2000.

To further enrich the summit’s theme – “Local impact, global influence” – THE  experts will host a special data masterclass to examine the development and next steps of THE ’s pioneering University Impact Rankings, based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Distinguished speakers

More speakers to be announced soon
Bertil Andersson
Former president
Nanyang Technological University
Asma Ismail
Former vice-chancellor
University of Science, Malaysia
Ben Nelson
Founder, chairman and CEO
Minerva Project
Ikka Niemelä
Aalto University
Margaret Sheil
Vice-chancellor and president
Queensland University of Technology

Perfect academic gathering and a friendly atmosphere created by the staff of THE with the opportunity to listen and talk to prominent, well-known people in the academic world.

Huseyn Baghirov
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Western Caspian University


I always find lots of inspiration at THE summits for my future work, as they give me the chance to experience and understand the global perspective.

Joanna Morawska-Jancelewicz
Public engagement officer
Adam Mickiewicz University


I really enjoyed this conference. It provided an excellent mix of speakers, content and networking at a fantastic venue in one of Europe's leading cities.

James Rolfe
Chief operating officer
Anglia Ruskin University


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