Reputation Matters

International Partnerships – last chance

Posted on Jun 6, 2019

The survey for the W100 Annual Research project on the role of reputation in international partnerships is due to close shortly; now is your last chance to get involved. We have had a strong response from universities around the globe, including many non-World 100 members. But getting a comprehensive view of the issues around reputation and global partnerships from Members is also crucial, so if you have not yet responded, please visit: www.theworld100.com/research/partnerships/survey The survey findings will be complemented by a series of case studies showcasing best practice at...

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Rankings Watch

Posted on Jun 6, 2019

Many universities are eagerly awaiting the next major rankings announcement, with QS publishing their World University Rankings on 19th June. QS will launch their main table and also the Subject Rankings at an event in London where they are promising to offer ‘comprehensive insights’ into their methodology and tips from industry experts to maximise an institution’s ‘potential’ in the rankings. Following the W100 Network project on rankings influencers, which looked at how academics fill in the reputation surveys that form 40% of the QS score, we will be looking closely at the performance of...

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Reputation Beyond the Rankings

Posted on Jun 6, 2019

As part of its on-going mission to raise the profile of reputation management across global HE, the W100 was well-represented at a recent conference in Russia, where universities are waking up to the importance of building profile strategically. Boldly titled ‘Reputation Beyond the Rankings,’ the conference hosted by the Higher School of Economics St Petersburg brought together rectors and other senior colleagues from universities across Russia and the former Soviet republics along with a range of international speakers. Contributions on reputation strategy and differentiation were delivered...

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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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