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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

  • 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

161M

Won in in research awards in 2021

7th

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

W100 Representative

Jo Pinson
Director of Strategic. Communications and Marketing


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

Mission

  • 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

100+M

Recognised Teaching Centres across the world

100

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

UCL (University College London)

W100 Representative

Ali Parker
Director of Faculty Marketing


Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 42,000 students from 150 different countries.

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

Through a progressive approach to teaching and research, our world-leading academics, curious students and outstanding staff continually pursue excellence, break boundaries and make an impact on real-world problems.

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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 it’s cities partnerships programme; a cross-UCL initiative which 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

476.9M

won in research grants and contracts (2021)

£1.25Bn.

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

W100 Representative

Corinne Evans
Director of Strategic Communications and Engagement


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 Gold in the first Teaching Excellence Framework, 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 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 87% of the university’s submitted research was found to be 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

£165M

Research grants and contracts portfolio value

92%

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

W100 Representative

Ellie Cook
International PR & Events Manager | Communications & Marketing


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) 2014*; 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 40 world-leading partner universities. Students from our partner universities across the globe are able to transfer their study to Bristol.

Mission

  • 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

£176.4M

won in research income from competitively won grants

8%

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.

According to the Research Excellence Framework, 36% of the University’s research received the top 4* rating, defined by HEFCE as ‘world leading’. This is six percent above the sector average and twice the level the University achieved in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, placing Bristol 10th in the Russell Group.


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University of Sussex

W100 Representative

Emily Tofield
Director of Communications, Marketing and Advancement (Communications, Marketing & Advancements)


Emily Tofield is the Director of Communications, Marketing and Advancement at the University of Sussex, where she leads the division which covers communications, marketing, campaigns, public affairs, UK and international student recruitment, global engagement, development, fundraising and alumni relations, widening participation and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Emily joined Sussex from the Ministry of Justice where she was the most senior communications adviser for the UK government’s biggest department. In that role, she had leadership responsibility for a multi-award-winning communications directorate, serving seven separate agencies and arm’s length bodies, as well as a large information services directorate. She is a crisis communications expert, who led the successful multi-channel crisis-communications response to COVID-19 across the justice system. She has also led communications functions in the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs and at the heart of Whitehall in the Cabinet Office. She has been the chief communications adviser to six secretaries of State and is a former broadcast journalist.

University of Sussex Logo

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)

93%

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

160+

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

W100 Representative


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

10,000

journal articles from researchers in the past 5 years

35%+

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 Leeds

University of Leeds

Karen-Innis University of Leeds

W100 Representative

Karen Innis
Director of Marketing Services


Karen is responsible for marketing strategy and planning at the University of Leeds. She leads and manages the marketing team (c80 members) with responsibility for student recruitment marketing and marketing of research and innovation. Within student recruitment this includes a key role in pricing and portfolio development.

Karen is a marketing professional with over 30 years experience, with 20+ years in higher education and 15 years at a senior level.

She is the website development lead at Leeds, as well as the lead on the marketing elements of the development of an institution-wide CRM. Karen is also responsible for the market analysis and insight team which undertakes a broad range of projects across the total student journey and including understanding buyer behaviour, research for new course development and refinement of the portfolio, evaluation of marketing campaigns, events and activities.

University of Leeds

The University of Leeds (UoL), established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, and are renowned globally for the quality of their teaching and research.

The University’s origins go back to the nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874. After Manchester and Liverpool had taken the decision to establish universities, Leeds also took the leap and in 1904, King Edward VII granted the University its own Charter as an independent institution.

The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by their values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.

The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.

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Investing in knowledge and opportunity

Leeds has 70 partnerships with universities around the world, including many top-ranking institutions. Connections with countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Israel Netherlands, Sweden and the US result in its high level of research quality and allows for students to study abroad in partnered universities through placement years.

Leeds is also in connection with WUN, the Worldwide Universities Network, which compromises 21 research-intensive institutions spanning five continents.

The University of Leeds have launched a joint with Southwest Jiatong University (SWJTU) to deliver world-class teaching and research. The SWJTU-Leeds Joint School, based in Chengdu, China, offers a unique UK-Chinese engineering curriculum and is the first overseas school to be set up by the University of Leeds.

Values and Responsibility

  • Making a difference to society
  • Building relationships
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Engaging with the community
  • Sustainability
  • Climate action
  • Research integrity

Pushing the frontiers of knowledge and discovery

3,500

Student volunteers

£100m

Invested in the last five years to recruit future academic leaders

The University of Leeds are a top 10 university for research power in the UK according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

A member of The Russell Group, a research-intensive collective of 24 leading UK universities committed to research excellence.

Leeds were ranked the UK top university for the environmental impact of our research according to Times Higher Education.

Our community of researchers brings together excellence and innovation, pushing the frontiers of knowledge and discovery to shape a better future.

This involves creating, nurturing and promoting an environment in which people work together across disciplines and with partners to solve complex problems.

The result is truly transformational fundamental and challenge-led research that advances knowledge and creates solutions to local, national and global challenges.


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Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

W100 Representative

Peter McConkey
Strategic Marketing Manager


Peter is Strategic Marketing Manager 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

2,000

Active researchers

£101.6m

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

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.

Values

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

Challenging opposition and driven by ambition

98%

Of research was rated as of international quality

£3.8m

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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University of Dundee

University of Dundee

Rebecca Trengove 2021 University of Dundee

W100 Representative

Rebecca Trengove
Director of External Relations


Rebecca leads External Relations to support and enhance the University’s reputation by managing a range of activities in order to attract students, staff and funding to the University. These activities include Student Recruitment and Admissions, Marketing, Communications, Public affairs, Web and Creative Services, Alumni relations and fundraising.

The University of Dundee is an international institution with distinctly Scottish roots, home to over 16,000 students and 3500 staff, drawn from over 140 countries around the world.

Dundee has considerable strengths in teaching, research and innovation, a `triple-intensive’ university.

They are among the best in the world at ensuring their research has real impact in society, including on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. They rank top in the UK and 5th in the world for climate action, measuring universities’ research on climate change, their use of energy and their preparations for dealing with the consequences of climate change (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021)

Dundee’s economic impact has been measured as contributing around £750 million every year to the Scottish economy. The university ranked 6th in UK and 1st in Scotland for the total value of spinout companies over the last two decades (GovGrant University Spinout Report 2021)

They are a founding partner of V&A Dundee and are actively engaged in the plans to establish a new Eden Project in the city.

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Bring the world to Dundee.
Take Dundee to the world.

The University of Dundee has over 200 active agreements with international partners from over 15 countries globally. These encompass a wide range of activity from international student exchange, Joint PhDs to articulation agreements and dual degree arrangements. Among these is a smaller number of Strategic Partners where the university has built relationships which cover a range of activities in different academic disciplines or are complex in nature.

The University’s partnerships can be summaries as: working with existing partners to deepen and develop partnership arrangement into Strategic Partnerships leading to increased benefits for both partners, particularly focusing on partnerships within China, MENA, Malaysia, Singapore and North America.

Mission and vision

  • To transform lives, working locally and globally, through the creation, sharing, and application of knowledge
  • To be recognised as Scotland’s leading university
  • Valuing People: Treat everyone with equal respect, valuing their contribution to the University
  • Working Together: One Dundee: seek what is best for the wider University community as well as your team
  • Integrity: Behave ethically and professionally, with the best interests of the University at heart
  • Making a Difference: Remember that the university's common purpose is to transform lives locally and globally
  • Excellence: Aim to be leading in what you do as Dundee strive's to be Scotland’s leading University

Research with impact

76%

Of the university's research is achieving 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' standards

30%

Of the University's total income comes from research

The University’s core purpose is ‘to transform lives locally and globally’. They focus their collective energy across four interdisciplinary challenge-led themes, which enables thier research to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals and make a positive contribution to tackle challenges ranging from health, climate change, food security to poverty and social justice.

The University of Dundee received several Athena SWAN Bronze Departmental Awards for Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, Life Sciences and the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHiD) facilities.

In 2015 the University of Dundee’s work in advancing gender equality across the institution was recognised with two more Athena SWAN Brozne Awards for its work in Engineering, Physics and Mathematics and in Computing. These awards recognise commitment and success in developing practices to support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in academia.


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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

84%

Student satisfaction rating

£108.7m

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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