REF 2021: Performance, reputation & impact

This week saw the long-awaited publication of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results, more than seven years since the last exercise (REF 2014). Undertaken by representative higher education funding bodies of the four nations of the UK, it the most comprehensive evaluation of the research impact of UK universities.

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Rankings Watch: All Change in the Impact Rankings

Mark Sudbury, Head of World 100 and Reputation, looks at the 2022 impact rankings, overall trends and how World 100 members have performed.

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World 100 Reputation Network members secure content on THE Student

Read the articles submitted and published by World 100 Reputation Network members for content on THE Student

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We Met At Last – World 100 networking returns

November saw the first World 100 in-person event since the end of 2019 when members and other delegates came together for the World 100 Conference in Manchester. ‘World 100 Live’ was the destination of this meeting; a special event designed for members to share insights and experiences from their university since we last met

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Rankings Watch: More Flex in Reputation Rankings than in Previous Years

Mark Sudbury, Head of World 100 and Reputation, looks at the 2021 reputation rankings, overall trends and how World 100 members have performed.

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Storytelling Webinar: A lesson in community engagement

Speakers from The University of Newcastle, Australia, shared how the university has used the period of the pandemic to reinvent its engagement with key communities by breaking down the barriers between brand and communications through storytelling

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Free THE Student content included in World 100 membership

We’re excited to tell you more about a major new benefit to World 100 Reputation Network membership for 2021/22. THE (Times Higher Education) will be providing members with a World 100 space in THE Student’s weekly newsletter and website this year for free.

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Rankings Watch: THE WUR 2021 – Pandemic profile yet to transform global reputation

Mark Sudbury, Head of World 100 and Reputation, looks at the 2021 WUR rankings, overall trends and how World 100 members have performed.

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Rankings Watch: ARWU 2021 – McGill and UNSW lead the rising tide of W100 members

Mark Sudbury, Head of World 100 and Reputation, looks at the 2021 ARWU rankings, overall trends and how World 100 members have performed.

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World Academic Summit: W100 Session

A panel of World 100 members will be hosting a session at THE World Academic Summit looking at how university communications has had to evolve over the past 18 months.

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Rankings Watch: Reputation continues to influence global rankings, but pandemic influences yet to resonate

Mark Sudbury, Head of World 100 and Reputation, looks at the 2021 QS world university rankings, overall trends and how World 100 members have performed.

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