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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Dates for Your Diary

Virtual Reputation Academy
Date: 21-23 June (UK, EMEA & Americas) | 28-30 June (APAC)
Location: Online
Event: Training

Receive high-level training in key aspects of university reputation management from industry experts, including trainers from leading global universities. 

Our highly acclaimed World 100 Reputation Academy returns for its sixth year this February. Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, we will be hosting this year’s Academy online. 

The virtual Academy offers the opportunity for communications, marketing and international managers in global universities to learn through highly interactive sessions.

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Date: 13-14 October
Event: World 100 Annual Conference
Location: Montréal, Canada

We’re excited to welcome delegates back to the World 100 Annual Conference in person!  Join The World 100, Network members, and a myriad of higher education experts in beautiful Montréal, Canada. In a change to most World 100 conferences, we will be hosted by two of the world’s leading universities: Concordia University and McGill University, with a day allocated to each institution.

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Date: 17-18 October
Event: World 100 Annual Conference
Location: Canada

Study tours offer delegates exclusive access to unique reputational assets of the host university and the opportunity to hold strategic discussions with senior university staff. This year’s study tour will visit two of Canada’s leading universities: the University of Toronto and McMaster University.

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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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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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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 Leadership and Management Summit

The World 100 will be hosting a session at the THE leadership and Management Summit in October. Louise Simpson will be joined by guests from The University of Glasgow, Utrecht University and Association of Indian Universities to talk about 'Reputation, Rankings and the Future of Internationalisation'.

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.

The University Market Insight Conference Webinar Series

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's University Market Insight Conference, hosted by our founding company, The Knowledge Partnership. This year's conference was held, in-person, at the Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, part of the University of Birmingham. This unique event was dedicated to the dissemination and application of market insight and how it can be used to influence decisions and improve university performance and hosted speakers from universities and higher education specialist from across the UK.

THE World Academic Summit

The World 100 hosted a session at this year's THE World Academic Summit, 1-3 September: Wish You Were Here: How the Pandemic Has Changed University Communications.

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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