Local impact, global influence

22-24 June 2021, Moscow, Russia

Due to the continuing health concerns associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, THE and HSE University have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Young Universities Summit due to take place on 24-26 June 2020. The summit will now take place on 22-24 June 2021. Our primary concern remains the well-being of our guests, delegates and speakers and as such, we believe postponing is the right thing to do. If you have any questions or are an existing delegate who hasn’t heard from us, please contact summits@timeshighereducation.com.
THE’s journalists have been reporting daily from around the world on the latest impact of the virus on the global higher education sector. You can follow the emerging story at www.timeshighereducation.com/policy/coronavirus.


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.


Find out more about the summit


Young Universities Webinar: featuring the Young University Rankings launch 2020

While the THE  Young Universities Summit has been moved to 22-24 June 2021 due to concerns associated with the novel coronavirus outbreak, we are delighted to confirm that we will still be launching the THE  Young University Rankings on 24 June 2020 with an online data masterclass and an open forum where our worldwide community can scrutinise the methodology and findings from the data.

THE’s 2020 Young University Rankings reveal the best universities under 50 years old, assessing them across teaching, research, international outlook and their work with industry. In fact, the ranking was created using the same methodology as the THE World University Rankings, but the weightings were recalibrated to reflect the missions of younger universities.

Find out more about the online rankings launch


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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