Reputation Matters

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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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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