The Week in Reputation

McMaster scoops global teaching award

Posted on Sep 6, 2018

McMaster University has gained worldwide recognition, as the winner of this year’s Global Teaching Excellence Award. The Canadian institution, a long-standing W100 member, was awarded the prize, run by UK sector agency Advance HE in partnership with Times Higher Education, in recognition of its university-wide commitment to high-quality teaching. The judges praised McMaster for “the strength of its vision and plan for achieving teaching excellence and the provision of evidence that it is embedded institution-wide”. McMaster, home to W100 Chair Andrea Farqhuar, has recently been through a...

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Teaching excellence gets ranked – finally

Posted on Sep 5, 2018

More success for World 100 members in a new ranking from Times Higher Education, this time seeking to measure teaching quality – a long overdue innovation, given the lack of education-focused metrics in the traditional global rankings. The THE Europe Teaching Ranking measures universities on 13 performance metrics covering different elements of the teaching mix; but due to challenges to accessing comparative data in different countries, it is confined to only 8 countries:  UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Portugal and the Republic of Ireland. 50% of an institutions’ score...

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

Posted on Sep 5, 2018

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 winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals. One...

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

Posted on Sep 4, 2018

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 W100 members to analyse what universities are...

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Preparing for the Future in Cambridge

Posted on May 31, 2018

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, with subjects ranging from strategy & brand...

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Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness – the W100 Conference

Posted on May 31, 2018

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 President Santa Ono, Gloria Loree from Destination...

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