Reputation Matters

Reputation Beyond the Rankings

As part of its on-going mission to raise the profile of reputation management across global HE, the W100 was well-represented at a recent conference in Russia, where universities are waking up to the importance of building profile strategically. Boldly titled ‘Reputation Beyond the Rankings,’ the conference hosted by the Higher School of Economics St Petersburg brought together rectors and other senior colleagues from universities across Russia and the former Soviet republics along with a range of international speakers. Contributions on...

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International Partnerships research – have you responded?

The questionnaire for the W100 Research Project on the Role of Reputation in International Partnerships is still open; members are encouraged to respond as soon as possible. The research aims to provide a rich data set and case study material on how reputation helps institutions to develop global partnerships, and how they can be used to build reputation internationally. Separate questionnaires are available for staff involved in communications / marketing and international development, so please pass on to relevant colleagues in your...

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Rankings Watch – what’s the impact of the new THE table?

World 100 members took 4 of the top 5 places in the latest ranking from Times Higher Education (THE) focusing on the impact of universities measured through the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). McMaster University was ranked 2nd, just behind top-placed University of Auckland (the only non-W100 member in the top 5), with University of British Columbia, University of Manchester and King’s College London close behind. The latest rankings were launched at a conference in South Korea, and are claimed by THE to...

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Reaching for the Stars – Professor Brian Cox speaks at W100 Annual Conference

The W100 Reputation Network Annual Conference at the University of Manchester will feature a range of exciting international speakers, led by world-renowned physicist and media star Professor Brian Cox. Professor Cox, based in the physics department at The University of Manchester, will share his experiences of taking science to the masses through his hugely popular BBC programmes, books and tours. Other speakers announced so far include Nicky Old of Universities UK, who is leading a campaign to explain the relevance and impact of...

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W100 Annual Conference taking shape

Bookings are open for the W100 Annual Conference hosted by the University of Manchester, 9-11th September. The conference, themed around A Reputation for Relevance – How Universities Are Engaging with Society, will feature international speakers from universities and other organisations exploring the ways in which institutions are working with their communities. Sessions will include national campaigns on the impact of universities, civic relationships, how best to structure communications operations to deliver effective engagement, using...

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