Become a World 100 Member

Membership eligibility

Research Membership is exclusive to universities ranking among the top 200 in QS, THE, ARWU and US News and World Report Rankings. Associate Membership has the same benefits and is open to universities ranked in the top 100 of the THE Young University Rankings and/or the top 50 of the QS Top 100 under 50.

To become a member, or if you have questions about membership, please contact Mark Sudbury at

Terms and Conditions of membership

1. Membership is per institution. Each member institution may nominate one  senior member who will represent his/her institution within the Network.

2. Research Membership is open to any university placed in the World top 200 of the  internationally recognised world rankings (THE, AWRU, QS & US News). Associate Membership is open to any university placed in the World top 100 of the young university rankings. The W100 committee may vote into membership as Associates a university deemed excellent globally with a strong international profile (eg single faculty institutions, small institutions, institutions that are leading the way in an understanding of reputation management).

3. Members will nominate research topics and decide upon each year's research project.

4. Members must not pass on World 100 research or information developed  for the network, or for its conferences, to any individual, any company, any  member of the media or any institution outside its own membership university  without prior agreement from the Director of The World 100 Reputation Network.

5. A minimum number of subscribers will be required to allow the annual  research project to go ahead. This year’s minimum is 9 subscribers.

6. The membership year runs from 1 October to 30 September.

7. Member fees must be paid by 1 October or by the date of that year's  annual conference, whichever falls first.

8. Delegates are responsible for their own insurance and healthcare during  W100 events. The World 100 Network is not liable for the health, safety  or welfare of delegates.

9. The World 100 Reputation Network is managed by The Knowledge  Partnership UK Limited, an international higher education consultancy.