The Week in Reputation

Rankings watch: ARWU Rankings – No change at the top, again…

The second major rankings of the season, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) produced by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy (formerly part of Shanghai Jiao Tong University), has been published. The top 10 institutions in the ARWU have remained exactly the same as in the previous year (and Harvard has been top in all 16 years of the existence of the ranking). This is no real surprise given the methodology, with a strong focus on historical achievement as well as research power; 30 % of the total score comes from alumni and academics...

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Is your social strategy up to scratch? Hear from Hootsuite in Vancouver

The World 100 Annual Conference at UBC in Vancouver is drawing close, and we are delighted to confirm that innovative social media company Hootsuite will be amongst the speakers. The Vancouver-based company has built a profile as a leading provider of social media management platforms, and has 15 million users worldwide, including many in the higher education sector. Hootsuite’s Naqaash Pirani, who works with universities and other organisations on their social media strategies, will be presenting at the UBC conference, using examples from...

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Preparing for the Future in Cambridge

Future leaders in university reputation spent an intensive week in Cambridge learning about the latest issues and trends from directors of communications, marketing and international at World 100 Reputation Network member universities. The third annual W100 Reputation Academy took place at Churchill College, Cambridge between 21-25 May, with participants from universities in Asia, Australia, North America, Europe and the UK. The Academy provides training for the next generation of leaders in world-class universities focused on reputation,...

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Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness – the W100 Conference

The W100 annual conference is fast approaching, with a range of global speakers already lined up for the event at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on 26-28 September. Join colleagues from around the world (we already have bookings from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa!) for the annual opportunity to engage in high level discussion and debate about reputation. Book here. The conference, focused on Differentiation & the World Class University, has a strong Canadian presence, with speakers from UBC including...

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Reputation Rankings – no change at the top

The global rankings season is upon us, with the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings first out of the traps with a launch at the NAFSA conference in Philadelphia on 30 May. The Reputation Rankings are followed by the 2019 QS World University Rankings which are released to an eager global university community on 6 June. To no one’s great surprise, Harvard retains top spot in the Reputation Rankings, as it has every year since they were introduced in 2010. The top 10 remains static, with UCLA coming in at joint 9th to knock Caltech...

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