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International Partnerships research – have you responded?

Posted on Apr 30, 2019

The questionnaire for the W100 Research Project on the Role of Reputation in International Partnerships is still open; members are encouraged to respond as soon as possible. The research aims to provide a rich data set and case study material on how reputation helps institutions to develop global partnerships, and how they can be used to build reputation internationally. Separate questionnaires are available for staff involved in communications / marketing and international development, so please pass on to relevant colleagues in your institution. The results of the research, including a...

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Rankings Watch – what’s the impact of the new THE table?

Posted on Apr 30, 2019

World 100 members took 4 of the top 5 places in the latest ranking from Times Higher Education (THE) focusing on the impact of universities measured through the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). McMaster University was ranked 2nd, just behind top-placed University of Auckland (the only non-W100 member in the top 5), with University of British Columbia, University of Manchester and King’s College London close behind. The latest rankings were launched at a conference in South Korea, and are claimed by THE to be a substantial departure from other tables, with...

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Reaching for the Stars – Professor Brian Cox speaks at W100 Annual Conference

Posted on Apr 30, 2019

The W100 Reputation Network Annual Conference at the University of Manchester will feature a range of exciting international speakers, led by world-renowned physicist and media star Professor Brian Cox. Professor Cox, based in the physics department at The University of Manchester, will share his experiences of taking science to the masses through his hugely popular BBC programmes, books and tours. Other speakers announced so far include Nicky Old of Universities UK, who is leading a campaign to explain the relevance and impact of universities. Lord Bob Kerslake, formerly the top civil...

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W100 Annual Conference taking shape

Posted on Mar 29, 2019

Bookings are open for the W100 Annual Conference hosted by the University of Manchester, 9-11th September. The conference, themed around A Reputation for Relevance – How Universities Are Engaging with Society, will feature international speakers from universities and other organisations exploring the ways in which institutions are working with their communities. Sessions will include national campaigns on the impact of universities, civic relationships, how best to structure communications operations to deliver effective engagement, using sport as an engagement tool and the impact of...

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Rankings Watch – Most International Universities Impacted by Reputation

Posted on Mar 29, 2019

Reputation has been identified as the key factor driving changes in the most international universities, as identified by Times Higher Education in its latest ranking. The ‘Most International Universities in the World’ list was published by THE on March 20, and shows Hong Kong, Swiss and Singapore universities leading the way, based on metrics from the overall THE World University Rankings. The performance of UK universities has declined markedly, with 21 institutions scoring lower than in the previous list of most international universities, a fact THE are linking to the on-going Brexit...

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International Partnerships Research is now live

Posted on Mar 29, 2019

The online questionnaire aimed at Directors of International and Communications & Marketing in leading global universities which will feed into the World 100 Annual Research project on the role of reputation in international partnerships has been launched. All W100 members are encouraged to fill in the questionnaire and ensure that relevant colleagues in their institution, particularly those responsible for international partnerships do so. The questionnaire can be accessed here. The W100 Research project is focused on exploring the role that reputation plays in the formation of...

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