Video: THE Young Universities Summit

Watch all the keynote speeches from the inaugural Young Universities Summit in Miami

April 29, 2014

Times Higher Education hosted the inaugural THE Young Universities Summit in Miami on 28 April 2014 - the world’s first global gathering dedicated to the specific challenges and opportunities facing young universities.


The summit, hosted by Times Higher Education in partnership with the UK’s Plymouth University, was attended by over 130 senior leaders of universities under 50 years old, from 30 countries, who came together ahead of the official launch of the THE 100 Under 50 2014 rankings on 30 April.

Welcome and introductions
Professor Wendy Purcell, vice-chancellor, Plymouth University, UK

“Developing world-class universities in years, not centuries - an overview of the THE 100 Under 50 Rankings”
Phil Baty, rankings editor, Times Higher Education

“Can young universities compete on the global higher education scene? The challenge of leapfrogging”
Jamil Salmi, global tertiary education expert and former World Bank tertiary education coordinator
Introduced by Ms Vicki Thomson, executive director, Australian Technology Network

“How can younger universities compete on the world stage with those that have had a head start of many centuries?”
Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang, president, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

“Developing your research strategy”
Koen Lamberts, vice-chancellor, University of York, UK

“Funding, freedom and the pursuit of excellence”
Umran S. İnan, president, Koç University, Turkey

Plenary panel sponsored by Thomson Reuters
“Capturing research impact, innovation and knowledge transfer for world university rankings and beyond: an open consultative panel debate on proposed metrics from Thomson Reuters for THE’s World University Rankings”

Chaired by Mr Phil Baty, editor at large and rankings editor, Times Higher Education
Introduced by Joshua Schnell, Director, Scientific Analytics at Thomson Reuters

“Leadership challenges for young universities: creating the vision, rallying staff, making choices”
David E. Daniel, president, University of Texas at Dallas, US

“Developing a niche, building a vision and establishing a brand”
Wendy Purcell, vice-chancellor, Plymouth University, UK


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