The World 100 Reputation Network Conference is the key annual opportunity for highly ranked universities - both members and non-members - to share reputational achievements.

The 2014 conference, hosted in conjunction with The British Council, as part of the Reputation in Higher Education Conference in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday 5th March 2014. It featured the launch of the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2014.

Louise Simpson, Director of The World 100 and The Knowledge Partnership,  announced preliminary findings of W100 research into how reputation impacts on the decision-making process of PhD students at the conference.

The conference was followed by a Spring study tour to some of South Korea’s leading universities: Seoul National University, Sookmyung Women’s University and POSTECH.

View a video from the event below:

Conference Overview

Announcement of the 2014 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings | Phil Baty Editor, Times Higher Education Rankings

Recent initiatives by the Japanese government and the drive to push Japanese institutions up the global rankings|  Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, MEXT

An Avalanche is Coming – Higher Education and the Revolution Ahead | Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor, Pearson

Reputation Management – A Case Study from the University of Tokyo | Masako Egawa, Executive Vice President, University of Tokyo

Building a Legacy – A Case Study from the University of Hong Kong | Professor Lap-Chee Tsui Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Hong Kong

Context setting: The wider meaning of reputation management and its impact on the knowledge economy | Mark Sudbury, Director of Communications, University College London

Announcement of research findings on how reputation impacts on the decision making process of PhD students | Louise Simpson Director, The World 100 Reputation Network

A level playing field? Reputation management in non-English speaking countries | Jasper Steen Winkel, Director of Communications, University of Copenhagen

The importance of reputation when choosing academic partners – Case studies from the National University of Singapore on their partnerships with top global universities | Anne Pakir, Director, International Relations Office and Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore

Building reputation from scratch – are tradition and history a prerequisite for prestige? Case study from a modern university – Pohang University of Science and Technology | Professor Yonge Ha, Vice President of External Affairs, Pohang University of Science and Technology

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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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