About The World 100

The World 100 is focused on improving and maintaining the reputation, communications, strategy, crisis, marketing, and international partnerships of the world’s best universities via our Reputation Network, consultancy, research, events and more.

We are perhaps best known for The World 100 Reputation Network; a group of the best universities in the world, delivering research that enhances reputation and offering leaders the chance to develop their own careers on a global stage.

Formed in 2007, The World 100 has been working closely with the world’s leading universities for over a decade. We have worked with numerous institutions, as well a number of Higher Education organisations. By connecting senior people from outstanding institutions, working across all aspects of reputation management, allowing them to share their experiences, The World 100 has facilitated an opportunity to not only benefit institutions, but the development of the individuals who keep them running.


Formed in 2007

Industry Research Projects

UK tracker members

Of members improved their academic reputation scores in the 2021 QS Rankings

“The World 100 Network has given me a great opportunity to meet with, and learn from, peers at the world’s top universities.”

Hideko Sumita, Administrative Director, Office For Global Initiatives, Keio University, Japan

The World 100 was formed out of our sister company, The Knowledge Partnership. The Knowledge Partnership is an independent strategy, marketing and communications consultancy, supporting the higher education sector and universities with high quality, intelligence-based research.

They are specialists in portfolio optimization, business and employer engagement, and international development. The have compiled the only comprehensive, exhaustive database of university courses, entry requirements and tuition fees.

The Knowledge Partnership has an established reputation for delivering effective, hard-hitting advice, tailored to our clients’ specific context.

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The World 100 Reputation Network is a group of the best universities in the world, delivering research that enhances reputation and offering leaders the chance to develop their own careers on a global stage. Members benefit from events and study tours, training, monthly media monitoring, and unique reputation research to provide institutional advantage.

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