About The World 100 Events

World 100 events and training offer invaluable networking opportunities in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. They help create and strengthen personal networks for career development, benchmarking and knowledge transfer. We have had many memorable gatherings, from a floating banquet hosted by the University of Hong Kong, to Karaoke in Japan.

Every event, from our first conference at the University of Hong Kong in 2010 to our most recent conference at the University of Manchester, enables members to exchange innovative perspectives on reputation, international relations, and global brand building.

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Building a storytelling ecosystem: The nexus between brand and communications

Date: 20 October 2021
Location: Online
Event: Webinar

The last 18 months have taught us the value and impact of genuine engagement. They have cemented the role our universities play as anchor institutions in our communities. And they have thrown us all into a digital-first environment. The University of Newcastle took this time to reinvent its engagement with community by breaking down the barriers between brand and communications through storytelling.

In this webinar, we will explore an ecosystem that allows stories to live longer and reach further – developing a genuine connection with our audience that nurtures a deeper understanding of the positive impact we have in our communities.

World 100 Reputation Academy
High-level training for Communications, Marketing, and International staff in global universities
2-4 November 2021


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W100 Live

Date: 24 November 2021
Location: London
Event: In-person networking event

The programme will feature speakers from member institutions from across Europe and will include a delegate dinner, giving attendees a return to the networking of previous conferences that we’ve been missing for so long.

The event, although separate, will run parallel to THE Campus Live UK and THE awards and forms part of this year’s conference series which sees The World 100 Annual Conference replaced with three regional in-person or hybrid events in three regions of the globe.

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The Annual World 100 Conference

The most significant event in the Network’s calendar, the World 100 Reputation Network Annual Conference offers a key opportunity for members to network and share reputational achievements.

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Virtual reputation Academy

About the World 100 Reputation Academy

The next World 100 Reputation Academy, an intensive practical reputation training programme will take place virtually in November 2021. Small online classes will provide an intensive and focused experience, while group project work supports networking and interactive learning.

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About the World 100 Study Tours

Each conference is preceded or followed by a Study Tour hosted by a top global university. Study Tours, available to members only, are two-day visits to a peer university to explore its strategic areas of research, strength and teaching expertise while soaking up the culture of the city.

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discover events

About the World 100 Discover Events

Our Discover the World 100 events are open to members and non-members of the Network interested in exploring the benefits of membership and learning about reputational issues for universities in the host country.

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Untold Networking Opportunities

Over the years The World 100 has become renowned for its events, training and networking opportunities. We have brought members and non-members together on numerous occasions and collated quite the portfolio of photographs which you can view below.

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Other Events

The University Market Insight Conference Webinar Series

Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, the hugely successful University Market Insight Conference hosted by our sister company, The Knowledge Partnership hosted a series of 4 webinars covering key issues in higher education. Visit their news and insights page to read more about some of the webinars.

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THE World Academic Summit

Join the World 100 at the forthcoming THE World Academic Summit, 1-3 September, where we will be hosting a session: Wish You Were Here: How the Pandemic Has Changed University Communications.

Don't forget W100 members get a free place at the Summit. Contact us for the code or find it in the latest edition of Reputation Matters.

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THE Leadership and Management Summit

The World 100 will be hosting a session at the THE leadership and Management Summit in October. More details to be announced soon.

The summit itself will explore how, with the effects of the pandemic, the role of universities will be vital as governments seek to re-build societies, economies, and communities. The crisis has forced university leadership to address long-standing issues in their management and structures, but it has also provided an unexpected opportunity to experiment with new modalities of 21st century higher education.

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THE Young Universities Summit

In June 2021, Director of the World 100, Louise Simpson, spoke to Aalto University president, Ilkka Niemelä as part of Times Higher Education's Young Unviersity Summit. The conversation explored Aalto's innovative branding and their success since their creation in 2010.

Read more about the conversation in our 'Aalto University: Branding with Innovation' blog post.

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On April 1st, World 100 Director Louise Simpson, hosted a panel of experts at THE Live US. The panel looked at rebuilding public trust in universities and featured Sue Cunningham, President and CEO of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and Nicky Old, Director for Communications and External Relations for Universities UK.

The session looked at the issue of rebuilding public trust in universities. We have written two blog posts on the session which you can find in out news and resources section.

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Become a Member

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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