Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Heather Ducote W100 representative Virginia Tech

W100 Representative

Heather Ducote

Senior Director of Marketing and Brand Management

Heather Ducote is the Senior Director of Marketing and Brand Management at Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), with responsibility for marketing, brand creative, and licensing and trademarks. Bringing 19 years of experience in higher education and 30 years overall in marketing and communications, Heather’s work is focused on supporting the university’s institutional goals though brand standards, strategy, initiatives, and protection.

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At Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), we’re reimagining how education and technology intersect. This approach transforms the ways we teach and learn, perform research, and engage with communities around the world.

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Ut Prosim - That I May Serve

Through research, teaching, and service, Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach in preparing scholars to be leaders and problem solvers. A comprehensive institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. 

Virginia Tech offers the widest range of degree choices in Virginia to more than 38,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on all its campuses. With a main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech has an education and research presence across Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area.

Virginia Tech is a leading global research institution – externally sponsored research grew by 13.4 percent during the last fiscal year – and boasts seven world-class research institutes. The university has invested in Research Frontiers, bringing together diverse expertise that transcends traditional discipline boundaries. In partnership with industry, government, and foundations, these focus areas address emerging challenges and opportunities that seek to improve the human condition and create a better world for all.

Driven by its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech has a clear vision of how we can serve in our personal, professional, and civic pursuits. The university is committed to making its top-quality education accessible even as we push the boundaries of knowledge to make a difference in the world.

Mission and vision

  • Inspired by our land-grant identity and guided by our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech is an inclusive community of knowledge, discovery, and creativity dedicated to improving the quality of life and the human condition within the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the world.
  • Virginia Tech has a 2,600-acre main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia; a significant presence across the commonwealth, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia, the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, and sites in Newport News and Richmond; educational and research facilities across the state; a study-abroad site in Switzerland; and a 1,800-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus. The campus proper is located in the New River Valley and is 38 miles southwest of Roanoke.

4000+ faculty researchers


students on and off the main campus


increase in applicants identified as first-generation college students

With locations in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. metro area including the Innovation Campus, Virginia Tech’s research enterprise encompasses over $650 million in annual research expenditures.

Nine colleges and seven research institutes contribute to Virginia Tech’s robust research and innovation ecosystem, with interdisciplinary research capabilities and accomplishments spanning the fields of science, engineering, medicine, social sciences, the arts, and humanities.

The Office of Research and Innovation provides services and support that help faculty, staff, and students to plan, perform, and commercialize groundbreaking research.

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The University of Nottingham

Alex Favier, The University of Nottingham

W100 Representative

Alex Favier
Director of Global Reputation and Relations

Alex is the University of Nottingham’s Director of Global Reputation and Relations. He has more than a decade of global and political affairs experience including the development of award-winning public affairs functions at both the University of Warwick and the University of Nottingham. He has co-founded sector groups such as the Russell Group Political Affairs Network, the UK Universities Overseas Campus Network and initiatives such as the UPP Civic University Commission, Nottingham in Parliament Day and the Universities for Nottingham Civic Partnership. He was Chair of the CASE Europe Annual Conference between 2018 – 2020 and currently serves on the CASE Global Commission as Europe’s Representative for Marketing and Communications.

During his time at the University of Nottingham, he has established the Institute for Policy and Engagement, served as the Director of Global and Political Affairs between 2018-2022 – where he led on international government relations in the UK, China and Malaysia, global reputation and campaigns, civic and international engagement.  He also led the University’s COVID-19 mutual aid programme and established the University of Nottingham’s Asymptomatic Testing Service in September 2020. During this time he Co-Chaired the UK Higher Education Testing Experts’ Forum in partnership with the Crick Institute and UK Government.

Most recently he has worked on secondment into the UK Government as the Director of International Relations at the Midlands Engine, where he launched the £33bn Midlands Investment Portfolio. He combines his time at the University of Nottingham with running his own Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement consultancy  – Favier Ltd – and, most importantly, as the Dad of Ava Favier (2020-present).

The University of Nottingham is a public research university in the UK city of Nottingham.

The city’s first civil college opened in 1881 and its foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister, WE Gladstone. By 1928 it had outgrown its original building and moved to what is today the university’s main campus. It wasn’t until 1948 that the college was awarded the Royal Charter, allowing it to officially become the University of Nottingham and award degrees in its own name.

Worldwide, the university has a student cohort of over 40,000 who between them represent more than 150 countries. Through the university’s various study abroad programmes, most students have the opportunity to study overseas as part of their degree, in countries that include Sweden, Mexico, Japan, New Zealand and the US.

Today, the university is home to five faculties: Arts, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science, Engineering, and Social Sciences.

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Partners on every continent...

In 2012, The Times described Nottingham as “Britain’s first truly global university”. Since then, the University has consolidated this position and established overseas campuses, first in Malaysia and then China.

The University of Nottingham currently have over 46,000 students, including 11,500 at its international campuses, and over 9,000 international students in the UK.

The University of Nottingham works with stakeholders and partners around the world in a number of different ways. In the past five years, the university’s researchers have collaborated with over 6,500 other institutions around the world, with over half of all publication outputs featuring international collaboration. The University also works with foreign governments and industry to deliver training and expertise.

In education, Nottingham has exchange and study abroad agreements with over 400 universities around the world and has in-depth teaching partnerships with around 50 key partner universities, supporting hundreds of students each year to obtain uniquely international qualifications. Nottingham also works with a select group of partners to provide bespoke international summer schools.


  • Mission: We have inspiring campuses in three countries, energising us to be a globally engaged university that is also committed to making a difference in our cities and regions. We empower and support students and staff to collaborate in learning, scholarship and discovery across all realms of knowledge, solving problems and improving lives. We are stewards of a pioneering and entrepreneurial tradition of creativity and innovation
  • Vision: To be a university without borders, where we embrace the opportunities presented by a changing world, and where ambitious people and a creative culture will enable us to change the world for the better.

Solving Problems and
Improving Lives


Won in in research awards in 2021


in the UK for research power (REF2021)

The University of Nottingham are committed to addressing the key challenges of our age through collaborative research that brings together academics from across subject areas.

The university’s five interdisciplinary Global Research Themes and its flagship institutes draw upon the university’s strengths: the university’s ability to focus the depth and range of research, international and business partnerships and, not least, the inspirational people who are dedicated to driving innovation that will ultimately change lives.

The University of Nottingham are funding six new Beacons of Excellence committed to talking key global issues such as securing sustainable food supplies, ending slavery, developing greener transport, and reducing our reliance on fossil reserves. These beacons are:

  • Rights Lab (A community with a shared vision of ending slavery in our lifetime)
  • Precision imaging (Transforming healthcare with pioneering imagine)
  • Future Food (Addressing the challenge of feeding an ever-growing world population)
  • Propulsion futures Exploring the possibility and development of electrified propulsion as part of a revolution in greener transport)
  • Green chemicals (Securing the sustainable bio-economy of the future)
  • Smart Products (Technology research to make smarter and trusted products for everyone)

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University of London

Jo Pinson, University of London

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Jo Pinson
Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing

Jo Pinson is the Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing at the University of London, with responsibility for Marketing, Communications, Events, Digital and Brand. The University of London is a world-leading university with over 45,000 students studying digitally across 190 countries. As an academic federation, comprised of 17 member universities, it is one of the largest, most diverse universities in the UK. It is a leader in distance learning innovation and home to world-leading humanities research.

Prior to the University of London, Jo spent 8 years at the University of Surrey, where she lead on Marketing and Communications at the time of significant change in the sector. Jo came into Higher Education after many years in Retail Marketing and the luxury goods sector. She currently sits on two external boards; as a charity trustee and on an Enterprise board for commercial services.

The University of London are a federal University, consisting of 17 independent Member Institutions. As a world leader in higher education, the University has pioneered change since 1836.

The University of London is the UK’s leading provider of digital and blended distance education internationally, offering programmes to over 45,000 students in 190 countries around the world. Although proudly rooted in London, the university’s community and impact are global.

It is a national leader in the humanities, and promotes value to society and the economy through knowledge creation and exchange.

It is also a federation of 17 esteemed higher education institutions, with collaboration at the heart of its ethos. The University of London federation is a collective community of more than 240,000 learners and 50,000 staff, delivering world-leading research across all disciplines.

The university’s passion for increasing access to education and mobilising the collective power and expertise of the federation is central to its ability to transform lives around the world and address the global challenges of the future.

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Proudly rooted in London, but
our community and impact are global


  • To transform people’s lives through education, driven by a commitment to diversity, inclusion and access and a belief in their power to create new ways of knowing.
  • To deliver innovative training and postgraduate education for the new world of research and work.
  • To realise the benefits of the humanities and social sciences for society, to advocate for their importance, and to provide the intellectual infrastructure to enable new discoveries.
  • To draw on the expertise of our Member Institutions, leveraging our collective power and enabling us all to reach new constituencies and tackle new problems.
  • To strengthen bonds across regional, national, cultural, economic and political boundaries.

Delivering world-leading research
across all disciplines


Recognised Teaching Centres across the world


Years of the Institute of Historical Research

The University of London is a national leader in the humanities: our School of Advanced Study is the only UK institution that is nationally funded by Research England to promote and facilitate humanities research. We steer the national conversation through knowledge exchange and public engagement, contributing creativity and inspiration from across the world to a growing economy, a constructive civil discourse and a rich cultural infrastructure for the UK.

Research at the University of London is highly collaborative, carried out in partnership with its colleges, with national subject communities in the humanities and law and in combination with external partners in London’s knowledge quarter.

The University occupies a unique position in the UK’s research landscape through the exceptional research collections of its libraries, through its School of Advanced Study, which serves as a national centre for the promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities, and through the wide communities of scholars across the world who take part in delivering the international online programmes.

Our research concentrates on the human dimensions to societal challenges. To confront climate change, global mobility, social injustice, human rights, poverty, we will need to understand the human world and to appreciate the critical importance of cultures

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UCL (University College London)


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Alison (Ali) Parker
Director of Faculty Marketing

Alison (Ali) Parker is Director of Faculty Marketing at UCL, London’s Global University, where she leads the brand, marketing, and communications on behalf of the Vice President External Engagement working across UCL and its eleven Faculties.

Ali is an award-winning chartered marketing professional with senior leadership roles across International Higher Education at Swansea University, University California Berkeley and Regents University London complimented by commercial and brand development for Pepsi and Northern Foods.

Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 16,000 staff and 50,000 students from 150 different countries.

We are a diverse community with the freedom and courage to challenge, to question, and to think differently.

Consistently ranked as one of the top ten universities in the world*, our world-leading academics, curious students and outstanding staff continually pursue excellence, break boundaries and make an impact on real-world problems.

* QS World University Rankings 2010-2023

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Continually making an
impact on the world

UCL Global Engagement helps put UCL’s knowledge and ideas to work in the world. We use our expertise to facilitate and strengthen new and existing collaborations, driven by the belief that with the right mix of minds, anything is possible.

The Global Engagement (GE) team supports UCL’s academic and student communities in collaborating across borders and boundaries, enabling international impact for the greater good.

Working globally requires regional knowledge, expertise, and advice. To provide this effectively, GE structures its support based on seven regions: Africa and the Middle East, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, South Asia, North America, and South East Asia and Australasia.

In 2018 UCL launched its Cities Partnerships Programme; a cross-UCL initiative that supports, funds and promotes the work that UCL academics carry out with partners in global cities. The programme aims to develop sustainable, multidisciplinary research and teaching partnerships.

Vision and Mission

Vision: Our distinctive approach to research, education and innovation will further inspire our community of staff, students and partners to transform how the world is understood, how knowledge is created and shared and the way that global problems are solved.
Mission: London’s Global University: a diverse intellectual community, engaged with the wider world and committed to changing it for the better; recognised for our radical and critical thinking and its widespread influence; with an outstanding ability to integrate our education, research, innovation and enterprise for the long-term benefit of humanity.

Disruptive thinking
since 1826


won in research grants and contracts (2021)


invested in transforming UCL facilities

Insights from UCL research address the great challenges facing the world – bringing benefits in health, culture, policy, business and beyond.

Individually and in collaboration, UCL experts develop insights relevant to humanity’s major problems. Society reaps many benefits from their excellent research, some of which occur immediately, while others develop over years or generations.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework assessment, REF 2021, UCL came second in research power only to Oxford (1st) and maintained the position as top in the UK for research power in medicine, health and life sciences as well as social sciences. Read over 170 research impact case studies about how UCL is transforming lives.

Through its interdisciplinary work, UCL researchers have been collaborating with local and international partners on a range of issues – from tackling inequalities and climate change and addressing health challenges including COVID-19, HIV and cancer. They have helped preserve ancient heritage for future generations, transformed social care policy and practice, and worked with industry to supply cutting-edge technology for international space missions.

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University of Bath

University of Bath

Corinne Evans

W100 Representative

Corinne Evans
Vice-President (External Relations)

Corinne is Vice-President (External Relations) and is responsible for marketing, communications and external engagement with key stakeholders in the local community and beyond.

She works with her team to support the University’s strategy through enhancing the University’s reputation for world-class research, generating compelling coverage on media and social media, supporting the University’s student recruitment efforts and building stronger staff and student engagement through effective internal communications.

Before she joined the University of Bath in 2016, Corinne was Head of Media and External Relations at the British Red Cross following a 15-year career in the third sector working for humanitarian, environmental and conservation charities. Having started her career in government relations, she has a particular interest in bringing together disciplines to create strategic, integrated campaigns.

The University of Bath was founded in 1966 in what is commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the UK.

More than 50 years on, the University has grown in both size and reputation, highly ranked in all three main national league tables. Awarded triple Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2023, with an excellent track record on student experience and employability, the university attracts some of the best and brightest students in the world. Engagement with employers remains fundamental to ensuring that its students are prepared for their future careers. University of Bath’s reputation for applied research, with real-world impact, is prized by its partners and highlighted by the numerous prestigious awards won by the university’s academic faculty. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, more than 90% of Bath research submitted was ranked as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

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Our roots are in Bath,
Our reach is global.

The University of Bath cultivate purposeful international partnerships to enable the university to maximise global opportunities, reach and reputation.

The university offers its students opportunities within most courses to undertake a study period abroad. The university has excellent partners in a variety of countries across the globe,  including Europe, Australia, Asia, Latin America, Canada, and the USA.

They also host the Global Chair scheme, inviting distinguished international visiting professors and building high-profile research and practice partnerships. The University’s Global Chairs contribute to environmental sustainability, climate action, and water security, with research on new materials and technologies, biodiversity, governance, and policy.

Mission and vision

  • Mission

Our Mission endures: to deliver world-class research and teaching, educating our students to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence.

  • Vision

Our Vision is to be an outstanding and inclusive University community, characterised by excellence in education, research, and innovation, working in partnership with others for the advancement of knowledge, in support of the global common good.

Ranked in the top 10 UK universities


Research grants and contracts portfolio value


of research defined as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021)

In 2021 the University of Bath launched its Bath Beacons initiative supporting a culture of grant capture for large-scale funding to tackle major research challenges, aligned to the University’s priority research themes of Digital; Sustainability; and Health and Wellbeing. Five Beacons have now been approved for the one-year pilot and two early-career researchers have been supported to develop towards a future Beacon. These beacons were:

  • Sustainable and automated transport research
  • Living well now and by 2050
  • Future fuels: hydrogen and its carriers
  • Augmented human
  • 21st century public health

University of Bath performed strongly in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. Ninety-two per cent (92%) of University of Bath research submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 achieved the two highest classifications of ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

In addition, 90% of the University’s research outputs (e.g. journal articles, books, and patents) was rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ for its reach and significance. In terms of having an environment that supports research, 98% of submitted research activity was graded as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

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University of Bristol

Ellie Cook University of Bristol

W100 Representative

Ellie Cook
International PR & Events Manager | Communications & Marketing

Ellie is the International PR and Events Manager at the University of Bristol, in the Directorate of Marketing & Communications. Working closely with colleagues across External Relations and beyond, she is responsible for raising Bristol’s brand globally, focusing particularly on increasing its profile with academics and the media overseas.  

University of Bristol is ranked within the top 10 universities in the UK and 62nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022); it is also ranked among the top five institutions in the UK for its research, according to analysis of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021*; and is the 3rd most targeted university by top UK employers.

The University was founded in 1876 and was granted its Royal Charter in 1909.  It was the first university in England to admit women on the same basis as men.

University of Bristol is a major force in the economic, social and cultural life of Bristol and the region, but is also a significant player on the world stage. It has over 20,000 undergraduates and over 7,000 postgraduate students from more than 150 countries, and its research links span the globe.

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An international community

The University of Bristol support and encourage international partnerships with academics from around the globe, encompassing all disciplines and striving to drive forward cutting-edge, excellent research through our collaborations.

It is this collaboration that the university believes turns world-leading research into world-changing results. They therefore work hand-in-hand with their partners around the globe: improving health, alleviating poverty, preparing for natural hazards, uncovering the impacts of wars and migration, driving technological innovation, and much, much more.

The university’s International Research Partnerships team works to support and develop these international partnerships by providing opportunities for world-leading researchers to visit and work with their own accomplished academics, bringing together great minds and visionary ideas.

As of January 2020, over 450 Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professors (BMDVPs) had visited the University of Bristol. Representing 49 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America these eminent researchers partnered with University of Bristol hosts to explore a wide variety of topics.

The University of Bristol has over 40 world-leading partner universities. Students from our partner universities across the globe are able to transfer their study to Bristol.


  • Our mission is to make a positive impact locally, nationally and globally by addressing society’s greatest challenges through our distinctive education, innovative research and the value we place on excellence, inclusivity and partnership

A top 10 UK university


won in research income from competitively won grants


Growth in student numbers in 2020/2021

The University of Bristol is at the cutting edge of global research. They have made innovations in areas ranging from cot death prevention to nanotechnology.

The University’s reputation for innovation dates back to its founding in 1876. Their research tackles some of the world’s most pressing and important issues in areas as diverse as infection and immunity, human rights, climate change, and cryptography, and information security.

The University currently has 40 Fellows of the Royal Society and 13 of the British Academy.

In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 94% of the University’s research was assessed as either ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*). 57% of the University’s research achieved the top ‘world-leading’ 4* rating, compared to a sector average of 41%, placing the University 5th  in the UK, a rise of 6 places since the last REF in 2014.

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University of Sussex


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The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.

Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961. We have over 14,000 students and more than 2,000 staff members.

Sussex have challenged convention since the University’s foundation in 1961. From the campus’ modernist architecture on the edge of a rural national park, to our progressive academics and creative professional services staff, to the inspiring students who choose to learn and live here, to the very tone of the institution and the nature of its conversations, through to the expressions of radicalism, critical thinking and, at times, dissent.

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An institution with a
distinctly global outlook

The University of Sussex is proud of its reputation as an institution with a distinctly global outlook allowing them to be at the forefront of research influence worldwide.

Their commitment to internationalisation is reflected in their engagement with partners around the world. Sussex is committed to developing and maintaining relationships with a network of partners who share our commitment to building a better world.

The University of Sussex has a network of mutually beneficial relationships with outstanding global partners that underpin their initiatives for student and staff mobility, research collaboration and international teaching programmes. THey have over 300 active partnerships across the globe.

Mission and vision

"Our five core values will shape what we say and do...At all times, we will strive for excellence in everything we do. Our success and distinctiveness will be defined through our institutional values, and these will underpin our education, research and engagement activities."

  • Kindness
  • Integrity
  • Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Courage

Strategic framework is based on four areas:

  • Learn to Transform
  • Research with Impact
  • Engage for Change
  • Build on Strengths

Ranked the joint 15th best 'Golden Age' University (THE)


of research impact was assessed to be ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (REF 2021)


Companies have been based at the Sussex Innovation Centre

The University of Sussex are highly ranked in the UK league tables and over 75% of their research activity is categorised as world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Their research is contributing new knowledge, ideas, and solutions, which is leading to real change in the world and making a difference to people’s lives.

Many Sussex research projects and findings also create specific benefits for businesses, public sector organisations, charities, and cultural organisations, as their discoveries generate new products, services, and transferable knowledge. These achievements are grounded in the fundamental originality, significance and rigour of their research.

They have more than 2,100 staff, including around 1,000 teaching and research staff, of which over 300 are research-only.

Sussex have had three Nobel Prize winners and a winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize at the university. Their staff currently include four Fellows of the Royal Society, three Fellows of the British Academy, eight Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and six Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

The discovery of a third form of carbon, the microscopic “footballs” known as ‘buckyballs’, by chemist Sir Harry Kroto, who was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in chemistry, is just one of the historically-significant research findings to have taken place at the University of Sussex. Others include the work of economist Mariana Mazzucato on the entrepreneurial state and economics of innovation, and the academically and socially influential work by Professor of Biology Dave Goulson and colleagues on the conservation of bumblebees.

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University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen


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University of Aberdeen

Since 1495, the University of Aberdeen has been open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others. We still have that purpose; it defines our actions and underpins our ethos. We have been at the forefront of teaching, learning, and discovery for over 500 years, sending out pioneers and ideas across the world. Established with international connections to serve the northeast of Scotland, our university is a global presence in higher education. We continue to pursue our foundational purpose through excellence in our core activities of education and research, which transform the world around us.

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A Scottish university with
international connections

The University of Aberdeen was founded with international connections and we remain open to people and ideas from around the world. We continue to extend our networks and partnerships globally and we’re proud to be part of the Aurora network of Universities, tackling societal challenges facing the world today. We are the first UK University to operate a dedicated campus in Qatar thanks to our unique partnership with AFG College.

We consistently rank highly for global outlook and the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021 listed us in the top 60 universities in the world in terms of positive impact on society. These rankings recognise universities for their social and economic impact under the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and we feature in the global top 50 for 6 out of 17 goals.

Mission and vision

  • Inspiring career success for all through collaboration, innovation and professionalism
  • Exploring individuals’ career potential and enabling them to make informed career choices through flexible, approachable and effective careers education, information and guidance
  • Developing skills and attributes, confidence and experience through innovative co-curricular, work-related and educational activities
  • Connecting students, graduates and colleagues to regionally, nationally and globally  relevant organisations

Ranked in the top 20 of universities in the UK, and the top 180 in the World


journal articles from researchers in the past 5 years


growth in research grants in the four years

Throughout the centuries, our researchers have generated new insights in medicine, science and engineering, law, social sciences and arts and humanities. Their work has earned many honours and awards and has contributed to five Nobel prizes and over three-quarters of our research was classified ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the 2014 REF.

The University of Aberdeen is a world-leading research institution renowned for innovation, collaboration and international reach. We continue to provide ground-breaking research with real impact on society in our five key interdisciplinary areas:

  • Energy Transition
  • Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity
  • Environment and Biodiversity
  • Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Health, Nutrition and Wellbeing

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University of Warwick

The University of Warwick


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University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry.

Warwick is a leading university, somewhere forward-looking and ambitious, where the starting point is always ‘anything is possible’. They consistently perform strongly in the UK league tables and are among the top 20 ‘Most International’ universities in the world.

They are as respected for boundary-breaking research as for teaching and business collaborations, and strive to lead rather than follow, and are renowned for their entrepreneurialism and cosmopolitan outlook.

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With purpose

The University of Warwick is using its worldwide status to build on existing and new relationships with individuals and institutions who see the world as they do: as a place that can be transformed by learning and working together.

Warwick is already international to the core. The University attracts gifted students and academics from across the world to its base in Coventry. With its major work in London, Venice and Brussels it nurtures vital relationships with European partners. Warwick has forged an influential Alliance with Monash University in Australia, harnessing our collective strengths to empower our research and education to meet the complex challenges of our global community.

Warwick is also investing significantly in the development of new international partnerships in research and education. Operating with a diverse range of partnership models, Warwick has links with universities in China such as Fudan University, Tsinghua University and University of Hong Kong (UHK).


  • By 2030, Warwick will be one of the world’s exceptional universities, helping to transform our region, country, and world for the collective good
  • Research at Warwick will be internationally recognised as world-class with impact and purpose
  • A Warwick education will be more research-led and international in outlook
    • Innovation
    • Inclusion
    • Regional Leadership
    • International

Ranked in the top 10 for highest earnings


Active researchers


Of research is 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'

Warwick has strengthened its position amongst the UK’s ten best research universities. Warwick’s intensity also achieved a top ten ranking, signifying the strength-in-depth of our exceptional body of research staff. Its 4* research has risen from 21% to 37% and a total of 87% of the University’s research activity was ranked at a Quality level of either 3* or 4*.

University of Warwick’s Global Research Priorities programme addresses some of the most challenging problems facing the world today, providing a platform for multidisciplinary research in 11 key areas of international significance. These key areas include Behavioural Science, Connecting cultures, Cybersecurity, Energy, Food, Global governance, Innovative manufacturing, International development, Materials, Science and tech for health, Sustainable cities.

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Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

W100 Representative

Peter McConkey
Head of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Peter is Head of Strategic Marketing and Communications at Queen’s University Belfast. He is responsible for Strategic Planning, Market Insight, Advertising and Marketing Campaigns to position Queen’s as a global leader in education and research, delivering a world class experience for our students and continuing to drive the future economic growth of Northern Ireland with impact on global society.

Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is the UK’s ninth oldest university, originally founded as Queen’s College in 1845, but with roots tracing as far back as 1810. With more than 170 years of heritage, Queen’s combines an international reputation for academic excellence with a life-changing student experience and a culture of innovation.

The University is renowned for its world-class achievements in cancer research, environmental research, paleoecology, law, green chemistry and cyber security.

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A global and inclusive
university community

Queen’s University Belfast enjoys partnerships with a wide range of international institutions and organisations and host a large international community of researchers and students. Throughout the University, their leading research academics are collaborating across disciplines and with outsides agencies and institutions on projects of world significance.

Over the past 10 years, Queen’s University has invested over $10m in China-related research in areas such as sustainable energy, information technology, food security and cancer research.

The University is in collaboration with Dubai Healthcare City, with the aim to develop the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and recently established a major new partnership in China with the China Medical College – Queen’s University Joint College (CQC). This joint venture will deliver cutting-edge education in Pharmaceutical Sciences, based in Shenyang.

Mission, Vision and Values

  • To equip leaders to transform local and global business and society through education and research
  • To be an internationally engaged, recognised, and accredited management school that interacts with and influences business and society
  • Integrity - leaders who hold themselves and others to account, and are mindful of their ethical, social and environmental responsibilities.
  • Connected - leaders who play an active role in global society whilst embracing the unique history and culture of the region.
  • Ambition - leaders who pursue personal development, face challenges and seek opportunities as a means to develop robust and dynamic business and society.
  • Respect - leaders who act with humility, recognise personal contribution, and have the ability to inspire others as a means to create positive change in society.
  • Excellence - leaders who will be known for the pursuit of excellence and will draw on the region’s rich industrial and entrepreneurial heritage to pursue cutting-edge solutions to business and societal problems.

Ranked 8th in the UK for Research Intensity


Active researchers


value of new research grants and contracts

Besides being a member of the prestigious Russell Group, a collaboration of the UK’s 24 leading research-intensive universities, the University has received many awards and rankings for its research excellence.

According to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Queen’s produces internationally leading research, receiving joint 8th place in the UK for its research intensity. Over 75% of research activity at Queen’s, particularly within the fields of food security, education, pharmacy, health, modern languages, astrophysics, engineering, cybersecurity, English, and history, was judged to be internationally-excellent or world-leading.

14 of the individual areas of research assessed were ranked in the top 20 within the UK, with six of these in the top ten, and two in the top five.

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University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Louise Brown University of Exeter

W100 Representative

Louise Brown,
Assistant Director, Strategic Marketing and College Delivery

University of Exeter

The University of Exeter (UOE) is a public research university founded in 1955, with institutional roots stemming back to 1851 where schools for Art and Science were established as part of a radical vision for the city. With over 4,600 staff members, four campuses between Exeter and Cornwall, and international links with hundreds of institutes around the world, the university is at the forefront of global collaboration.

Exeter’s strong, driving vision is to be a global 100 research leader and create graduates of distinction within a community of the most talented and creative minds.

Exeter have been a member of the World 100 Reputation Network since 2017.

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Graduates who are global citizens

The University of Exeter has connections to hundreds of institutional bodies globally and works to engage with partners overseas in order to widen academic talents and extend their research portfolio. Exeter participates in student exchanges and double degrees in connection with universities in France, Germany and China.

It is a member of The Russell Group, a research-intensive collective of 24 leading UK universities, including Cambridge and Oxford, committed to maintaining the very best research.


  • Ambition
  • Challenge
  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Impact
  • Rigour

Challenging opposition and driven by ambition


Of research was rated as of international quality


awarded for Research following REF2014

98% of University of Exeter’s research has been rated as being international quality in REF (Research Excellence Framework) in 2014.

The University has three times been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize. The most recent award was made to a team of scientists who have transformed the lives of hundreds of diabetes sufferers. This is the second Queen’s prize won by a member of staff at the Peninsula Medical School. The Dean, Professor John Tooke, won a Queen’s Prize in 1996 also for work on diabetes. It is the third Prize won by the University.

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Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Louella-Houldcroft Newcastle University

W100 Representative

Louella Houldcroft
Acting Director of Corporate Communications

Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a public research university in the North-East of England. The university aims to be a world-class civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Newcastle University’s origins can be traced back to two colleges; the School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834, and Armstrong College, founded in 1871. After time spent as part of several different establishments, such as a faction of the federal University of Durham, Kings College, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, the university finally became known as Newcastle University in 2006.

Newcastle University has been a member of the World 100 Reputation Network since 2016.

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From Newcastle.
For the world.

Newcastle University has a high focus on international partnerships, creating strategic research relationships with Australia’s Monash University and the Netherlands Groningen University. They also have connections globally; India, America, Malaysia, China, Japan and Brazil.

All our partnerships help us to further joint research, provide a way of developing our students and high-quality staff and give us an international profile in key parts of the world.

Professor Richard Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global)

Strategy and Values

Advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions
and solving global problems


Student satisfaction rating


Income from research grants and contracts

Newcastle has a world-class reputation for research excellence. As a member of the Russell Group, the association of leading research-intensive UK universities, they strive for excellence with impact; with their Neuroscience, English Language and Literature and Computer Science research being rated as amongst the leading departments in the UK.

Newcastle University has one of the largest European Union research portfolios within the UK, and the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 puts Newcastle at no. 16 in the UK for research power.

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