2022 saw the return of the face-to-face World 100 Annual Conference, three years since the last event in Manchester. The event took place in beautiful Montréal, Canada, and in a change to previous conferences, was hosted by two of the world’s leading universities: Concordia University and McGill University, with a day allocated to each institution. The World 100, Network members and a myriad of higher education experts came together to explore the future of reputation in higher education with a focus on connectivity and innovation.

The theme reflected the vast growth and developments higher education has seen over recent years, whether it be down to changes demanded by COVID-19 or changes that reflect ongoing societal issues and student demands.

The return of the in-person conference also saw a return of the members’ study tour, where delegates visited the campuses of further prestigious, member institutions based in Canada, University of Toronto and McMaster University. World 100 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.

2022 Montréal Conference Programme
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Session highlights:

Reputation Building and Storytelling | Prof. Mark Scott, The University of Sydney

Rankings, Reputation and Impact | Phil Baty & Duncan Ross, Times Higher Education

The Reputational Challenges of the Free Speech agenda | Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed

Structures for Delivering Effective External Relations | Elan Macdonald, University of Alberta

Strategies for Engaging Stakeholders | Santiago Fernández-Gubieda Lacalle, University of Navarra

Our Speakers

Mark Scott The University of Sydney

Mark Scott
The University of Sydney

Scott Jaschik Inside Higher Ed

Scott Jaschik
Inside Higher Ed

Phil Baty
Times Higher Education

Duncan Ross

Duncan Ross
Times Higher Education

Elan Macdonald
University of Alberta

Santiago Fernández-Gubieda Director of the Reputation Unit

Santiago Fernández-Gubieda
University of Navarra

Kirsten Andrews

Kirsten Andrews
The University of Sydney

Derek Ruths, Professor of Computer Science and Co-Founder of Charitable Analytics International

Derek Ruths
McGill University & Charitable Analytics International

Gina Cody, Concordia alumnus and donor to the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science

Gina Cody
University of Concordia (Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science)

Andrew Simmons

Andrew Simmons
The University of Manchester

Anne Whitelaw

Dr. Anne Whitelaw
Concordia University

Dr. Faye Diamantoudi
Concordia University

Paula Wood-Adams
Concordia University

Lacea Loader
University of The Free State

Study Tour | 17-18 October 2022

This year’s members’ study tour, was hosted by not one, but two leading universities: The University of Toronto and McMaster University. Members got the opportunity to hear from key representatives at both universities, as well as explore their campuses and more.

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