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Still time to book for the W100 conference

We are only a few weeks away now from the W100 Reputation Network Annual Conference at the University of Manchester, 9-11th September. With all the recent focus on the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, we are all looking forward to hearing from Professor Brian Cox, whose visibility in the media has ratcheted up still further. Other sessions recently added on the theme of A Reputation for Relevance include a focus on sustainability led by the University of Navarra, and a discussion around models of university fundraising to benefit local...

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THE Reputation Rankings – a copy-paste case

THE released their latest Reputation Rankings at a summit in Hong Kong, giving the first indication of the results from their academic reputation surveys carried out earlier this year. As ever with this ranking, there was virtually no change in positions from the previous year. As we have pointed out before, the methodology employed tends to reward the superbrands – and unsurprisingly, the top 10 remained exactly the same compared to last year. THE only ranks the top 50 because they admit that the differentials between institutions after that...

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Academic reputation success for W100 members

46 of the 52 W100 Reputation Network members improved or maintained their academic reputation scores compared to the previous year in the latest QS table, as the rankings season gets into full flow. QS released their World University Rankings 2020 at the end of June, followed by the THE Reputation Rankings in mid-July, with the latter showing predictably little change. The headline results from QS showed continuing declines for UK and US universities and the growth of Chinese influence. Two thirds of UK universities dropped in the rankings,...

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International Partnerships – last chance

The survey for the W100 Annual Research project on the role of reputation in international partnerships is due to close shortly; now is your last chance to get involved. We have had a strong response from universities around the globe, including many non-World 100 members. But getting a comprehensive view of the issues around reputation and global partnerships from Members is also crucial, so if you have not yet responded, please visit: www.theworld100.com/research/partnerships/survey The survey findings will be complemented by a series of...

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Rankings Watch

Many universities are eagerly awaiting the next major rankings announcement, with QS publishing their World University Rankings on 19th June. QS will launch their main table and also the Subject Rankings at an event in London where they are promising to offer ‘comprehensive insights’ into their methodology and tips from industry experts to maximise an institution’s ‘potential’ in the rankings. Following the W100 Network project on rankings influencers, which looked at how academics fill in the reputation surveys that form 40% of the QS score,...

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