University of Nottingham: View of Trent Building from Highfields Park

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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Senate House Library in London

University of London

Jo Pinson, University of London

W100 Representative

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)

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


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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Western University

Western University

W100 Representative

Althea Blackburn-Evans
Chief Communications Officer

Western is ranked as one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, with annual funding in excess of $240 million, and has a history of excellence in fundamental and applied discovery

Since its early days in the late 1870s, Western University has aimed at giving each of its students “The Western Experience”. Its 12 faculties and three affiliated university colleges offer its more than 36,000 students a choice of 400 study programmes. It was previously known as the University of Western Ontario, but went through a rebranding process in 2012, becoming commonly known as Western University.

Considered one of the country’s most beautiful universities, Western’s campus spans 400 acres of mixed architecture from Gothic-style buildings to modern, sustainable structures.

Its location in London, Canada’s eleventh largest city, offers students an escape to a thriving cultural hub of shopping, theatre, dancing, cinema, and sports. Its 200 parks provide a natural backdrop, and it is affectionately known as the Forest City. Western’s teaching, research and service missions encompass a wide range of activities which are a crucial part of the London community.

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Concentrate on place and
engage the world

International activities have been a longstanding priority at Western. We have a heightened emphasis and investment in these important activities. A primary objective of Western International is to support an environment and community that promotes the education of global-ready graduates.

With research collaborations on every continent and students and faculty trained far and wide, Western is actively engaged internationally. Partners include institutions, government organizations and other public sector parties, non-profit organizations, and the private sector.

In addition to formal partnerships, Faculties and Schools, individual faculty members, and students are connecting Western with the world and bringing global perspective to our campus every day.

Global development work at Western draws upon creating partnerships with colleagues in the Global South in order to collaborate on teaching, research, and service to address some of the most challenging global issues that exist today – from HIV/AIDS to poverty reduction to adequate education, food security, and health care.

Different from international projects or exchanges, global development programs involve students, staff, and faculty at Western working with international partners to seek sustainable local solutions to significant global issues. The approach is based on principles of reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationships which honour local knowledge and leadership to learn together while advancing local solutions.

Key strategic themes:


  • Grow strategically
  • Stimulate our research, scholarship, and creative activity
  • Promote teaching and learning for the future
  • Enrich the student experience


  • Advance Reconciliation with Indigenous communities
  • Create a more equitable and inclusive Western
  • Thrive through belonging


  • Concentrate on place, and …
  • … Engage the world
  • Sustainability, an imperative

Mobilize for Impact!


Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada


active licenses through WORLDiscoveries

Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. From fundamental to applied discovery and other scholarly activities, its scholars advance knowledge that provides tangible benefits for the economic, social, health and cultural development of citizens in London, in Canada and around the world.

Measures of Excellence:

  • 6 research areas ranked in the top 100 globally
  • 82 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
  • 248 active licenses through WORLDiscoveries
  • 50 active spin-off companies through WORLDiscoveries

Western’s researchers, scholars, and artists seek to understand the world in which we live and to examine the role the academy plays in society. They contribute to the sum of human knowledge, preserve it, connect it to communities, and pass it down to future generations.

The breadth of these contributions underpins, traverses, and transcends the five areas of research activity identified below:

  • A healthy future
  • A Creative Future
  • A Sustainable & Resilient Future
  • A Technologically-Informed Future
  • A Just & Equitable Future

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University of Bologna (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna)

Mirella Cerato University of Bologna

W100 Representative

Mirella Cerato
Head of Communication Division

Mirella Cerato graduated from the University of Bologna with a degree in public and social communication sciences and has studied relationship marketing and Internet marketing in depth at other universities. She is registered as a publicist. Since 2012 she has been in charge of the communication sector, firstly in a specific division of the university dedicated to the third mission, and more recently under the General Director of the University. Mirella deals with fundraising campaigns, branding, and sponsorship issues, and has contributed to the development of the Guidelines for Gender Visibility in institutional communication. She has designed communication plans for sustainability,  student placement, the UN SDGs, the university’s cultural resources, public engagement.

Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna is the oldest university in the Western world and has paved the way for innovation thanks to an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research, a convincing third mission strategy and a growing international perspective.

Since its foundation in 1088, the University of Bologna has been student-centred, and, thanks to its five campuses (in Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini) and its Buenos Aires branch, it offers its student a varied course catalogue that is tailored to the needs of present-day society: over 200 degree programmes within its 32 departments and 5 schools.

Its community of more than 85,000 students makes the Alma Mater one of Italy’s largest universities, ranking first in Italy in terms of number of its students in exchange programmes abroad and within the top 5 universities in Europe in terms of number of exchange students. Moreover, the University of Bologna is among the top 5 Italian universities in major international rankings (Shanghai, Times Higher Education, GreenMetric).

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A widespread and
sustainable university

The University of Bologna joins International Networks and signs Cooperation Agreements with Universities from Countries across the world, to promote education and scientific cooperation and create mobility and exchange programmes for teachers, researchers, and students.

Mission and vision

The University of Bologna’s mission is to strive to transmit knowledge, experiment with techniques and develop the ideas that will address the transformations of our time. Building on centuries of history and fuelled by an inexorable drive to innovate, the vocation of the University for education and research is rooted at the very heart of our life and autonomy. These pillars are accompanied by a third mission: the maintenance of dynamic relations and exchanges with society as a whole and the world of work.

The education and training of new generations, a passion for culture united with a deep ethical conscience, and the release of synergies from a plurality of disciplines represent the core of the university’s mission and the role of Alma Mater as a major public university.

The following values inspire the university’s strategies and activities:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Engagement
  • Cooperation
  • Responsibility
  • Institutional autonomy
  • Academic Freedom
  • Integrity

The oldest university in the western world


Research and Training Centres


research fellows

For the Alma Mater, research is a central pillar and a fundamental lever for competition and employment, as demonstrated by its widespread commitment to a range of initiatives and activities. Within Europe, the University of Bologna stands out for the wealth of skills and its systematic policies of services supporting researchers and their achievement of important goals. Here below is a list of some of the projects and initiatives involving the University of Bologna.

The University of Bologna is deeply committed to sustainable development and actively contributes to the achievement of the 17 sustainable development goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. As a comprehensive research university, the Alma Mater invests in multidisciplinary cross-cultural approach to research and teaching, which are considered as inseparable parts of the same unit. In the European landscape of research and academic cooperation, the University of Bologna is surely among the most active institutions. Indeed, it has shaped and maintains alliances with industries as well as public/private organizations, and also represents a crucial hub for international networks with its lively relations with America, Africa, Asia and Australia, that add up to its great networks in Europe.

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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


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 Indonesia

University of Indonesia

IProf Haris University of Indonesia

W100 Representative

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Abdul Haris
Vice-Rector for Academic and Student Affairs

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Abdul Haris is the Vice-Rector for Academic and Student Affairs at Universitas Indonesia (UI).

Abdul Haris has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UI. He continued his doctoral education at Kiel University in the field of Geophysics and has now reached the highest level in the academic field, becoming a professor.

Prof. Abd Haris said that Universitas Indonesia has an immense role as the best university in Indonesia and is playing the part of the national teacher. He made many programs to make UI a superior university and produce excellent graduates to face various problems of the nation.

Under his leadership, UI has established its Center for Independent Learning (CIL), a unit under academic and student affairs that functions to facilitate the government’s Merdeka Belajar – Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) program.

CIL plays a role in monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the MBKM program at UI. With the CIL, students can implement the MBKM program without going through lengthy and troublesome bureaucratic processes to implement MBKM in an integrated, efficient, and excellent manner.

Previously, Abdul Haris served as Dean at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UI from 2014 to 2019. He brought many changes marked by the addition of welfare facilities. Two Pertamina-FMIPA UI Multidisciplinary Research laboratory buildings were also successfully established. A grant of 7 billion IDR from the Sinar Mas Group was also obtained to utilize the new buildings.

In addition, cooperation between several companies such as Schlumberger has also been obtained. In the field of research, Prof. Abd Haris also succeeded in making FMIPA the second-largest publication producer at UI with the positive impact of increasing the number of professors by 117 percent.

Universitas Indonesia is a modern, comprehensive, open, multi-cultural, and humanist campus that covers a wide range of disciplines. Established in 1849, Universitas Indonesia (University of Indonesia, or UI) is the oldest university in Indonesia.

Universitas Indonesia (UI) has been recognized as the best university in Indonesia. As a research university it constantly strives to reach the highest achievement in terms of discovery, development and diffusion of knowledge regionally and globally.

Notable alumni include Sri Mulyani Indrawati, an Indonesian economist who has been minister of finance of Indonesia since 2016, Nagita Slavina Mariana Tengker, an Indonesian actor, television host, film producer, and singer, and Soe Hok Gie, an activist who served as the inspiration for a 2005 film, Gie.

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A pioneer in innovation
and community service

Universitas Indonesia’s internationalization strategy started with mutual collaboration with universities worldwide. Currently, the university maintains more than 240 partnerships with universities worldwide covering various models of cooperation, such as joint-degree, student exchange, short course programmes, internships, joint research, joint publication, joint supervision, and capacity building among other activities. Universitas Indonesia is also an active member of 15 international higher education consortiums and associations, which contributes to a stronger network for international mobility

Vision and Mission


  • To become a superior and competitive center of science, technology and culture, through efforts to educate the nation's life to improve people's welfare, thereby contributing to the development of Indonesian society and the world


  • Provide broad and equitable access, as well as quality education and teaching
  • Organizing quality and relevant Tridharma activities with national and global challenges
  • Creating graduates who are highly intellectual, virtuous and able to compete globally
  • Creating an academic climate that is able to support the realization of UI's vision

The most prestigious university in Indonesia




Cited documents

Being one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia has a long-standing experience in academic, research and community engagement throughout the years of its establishment. Excellence research, publications, patents and innovations are enhanced through 65 research centers. The university puts resources in developing students’ creativity, talents and entrepreneurial skills, resulting in more than 30 tenants of business incubations at the university level

Information taken from a range of sources including Brunel University of London 

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University of Montreal

University of Montréal

W100 Representative

Deeply rooted in Montréal and dedicated to its international mission, University of Montréal (UdeM) is a leading research university.

With its affiliated schools, Polytechnique Montréal (engineering), and HEC Montreal (business), University of Montréal is one of the largest university complexes in North America.

Situated on the northwestern flank of Mount Royal, one of North America’s finest urban parks, University of Montréal proudly reflects the welcoming multicultural city after which it is named. One out of every four students at University of Montréal comes from outside Canada. Montréal is known for its cultural vitality, safety and low cost of living.

With its 14 faculties and its affiliated schools, University of Montréal has over 66,500 students and 2,400 professors and researchers.

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Montrealer by its roots,
international by vocation

The University of Montréal has a truly international environment. With 10,000 international students, the university was previously named Canada’s third most international university, by a Times Higher Education ranking.

The university encourages student mobility. It has some 600 agreements that link the University of Montréal to higher education establishments located in 65 countries which provide a range of opportunities for its students to collaborate with their peers from all over the world and study abroad.

University of Montréal is also part of the G3. The G3 is a group of three major French language universities: Université de GenèveUniversité de Montréal, and Université libre de Bruxelles.  G3 universities have created a common fund to help initiate new partnerships. The Strategic Project Development Program for Teaching and Research is one of the main vehicles for developing collaborations within the G3. The program is funded equally by all members of the group.

These universities have common interests and share similar goals in the areas of teaching, research, and service to society and the international community. The G3 aims to create innovative collaboration models in training, teaching, and research. It positions itself as a reference within the Francophonie.


The University of Montréal has three different faces

  • Proud Montrealer: Just like the city whose name it bears, the Université de Montréal is cosmopolitan, cultured, scientific and creative
  • International leader: The teaching of its professors, the rigor of its researchers and the results of its students allow UdeM to remain in the forefront of the best universities in the world year after year
  • Exemplary citizen: Committed, green and civic-minded, the entire Université de Montréal community takes sustainable actions for the city and for the inhabitants of the planet

One of the three foremost university research hubs in Canada


Research income


Research units

University of Montréal attracts over $500 million in research funding every year, making it one of the three foremost university research hubs in Canada.

Many renowned laboratories were born at University of Montréal, including: MILA, the world’s leading university research centre in deep learning; the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), one of the most productive in its domain; and the Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), the most comprehensive public-law research centre in Canada.

The University’s scientific research is overseen by Vice-Rectorate of Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation. They ensure the development of research initiatives and collaborations in the University’s three salient research areas: the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and health and biomedical sciences.

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Balloons over University of Bristol

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.


  • 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.

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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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Laurie Pearcey The Chinese University of Hong Kong

W100 Representative

Laurie Pearcey
Associate Vice-President (External Engagement & Outreach)

Laurie Pearcey commenced his appointment at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in September 2021. Laurie is responsible for expanding CUHK’s external reputation and profile with media, public policy makers, industry partners, future students and alumni locally, nationally and overseas.

Prior to his appointment at CUHK, Laurie was Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) and served as Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s oldest pathways education provider, UNSW Global Pty Ltd. Before joining higher education, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Australia China Business Council. Laurie is a fluent Mandarin speaker and is learning Cantonese.

Laurie is a non-executive director of UCAS International in the United Kingdom.

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a unique mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.

CUHK offers Hong Kong’s only collegiate system which provides students with an enriching experience to supplement their education provided by the University’s eight Faculties.

CUHK has a proud heritage of outstanding research addressing some of humanity’s major challenges with four areas of research focus spanning China studies, innovative biomedicine, information, and automation technologies, as well as environment and sustainability.

Its major research breakthroughs include liquid biopsy in prenatal testing and early cancer detection, biotechnological improvements in soybeans, molecular analysis for cancer and metabolic disease detection and treatment, drug development for rare neurodegenerative disease, network coding theory that has revolutionised data transmission and network applications, as well as artificial intelligence and robotics solutions for smart cities and biomedicine.

CUHK was the first Hong Kong university to establish a campus in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area with its Shenzhen campus formally opening its doors in 2014.

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A bridge between
China and the West

CUHK responds to the fast-changing world by enhancing its reputation, presence, relevance, and impact globally as well as embracing cultural diversity and full inclusiveness. This is demonstrated in its efforts in teaching, research, and global engagement.

In a short span of 58 years, CUHK has become a leading institution of higher learning known internationally for its dedication to education, impactful research, and global engagement.

The rapid growth of China has created an abundance of opportunities for development in higher education and collaboration between the mainland and Hong Kong universities. During the past few years, CUHK has strengthened its presence in Shenzhen and collaborations with mainland institutions, capitalizing on opportunities arising from the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Development Plan and the Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative.

Global engagement will continue to be a major focus of the University under ‘CUHK 2025’. The grand challenges facing the world require global collaboration. The jobs of the future will not be confined by borders.

Internationalization and engagement of mainland China will continue to be a priority in the University’s pursuit of excellence with purpose and responsibility.

Mission and vision

  • Mission: To assist in the preservation, creation, application and dissemination of knowledge by teaching, research and public service in a comprehensive range of disciplines, thereby serving the needs and enhancing the well-being of the citizens of Hong Kong, China as a whole, and the wider world community.
  • Vision: To be acknowledged locally, nationally and internationally as a first-class comprehensive research university whose bilingual and multicultural dimensions of student education, scholarly output and contribution to the community consistently meet standards of excellence.

From discovery to innovation


Total research output items


Total research funding in 2021

Research lies at the heart of the vision and mission of CUHK. A champion of research and innovation that create value and bring benefits to society, CUHK is recognized today as a leading research university in Asia and among the best in the world. In the coming five years, CUHK will focus on integrating research, innovation and enterprise into a dynamic and productive continuum, a superhighway that enables the translation of research into tangible benefits and the delivery of innovation to the world.

With a clear and pronounced emphasis on interdisciplinary research that crosses the boundaries of individual academic units, the University seeks to optimize opportunities to generate impactful outcomes.

CUHK’s research strategies aim to realize its vision as a centre of excellence for developing cutting-edge research and emerging interdisciplinary strengths that have global impact and significant contributions to society, through translating research findings into practical applications. Riding on our current research strengths, four major research areas have been identified in the CUHK Strategic Plan 2021–2025:

  • Strategic Area 1 — China: Tradition and Modernity
  • Strategic Area 2 — Innovative Biomedicine
  • Strategic Area 3 — Information and Automation Technology
  • Strategic Area 4 — Environment and Sustainability

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Eindhoven University of Technology

W100 Representative

Drs. W.J.H.M. (Maarten) van den Dungen
Head of Education Marketing

Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a young university, founded in 1956 by industry, local government and academia. Today, their spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community.

TU/e is a research-driven university of international standing, where excellent research and excellent education go hand in hand. The university focuses on a balanced approach towards education, research, and valorization of knowledge in the areas of engineering science and technology.

The university educates students and advances knowledge in science & technology for the benefit of humanity. It integrates education and research to enable its students and scientists to become thought leaders and to design and achieve the unimaginable. In close collaboration with its public and private partners, Eindhoven translates its basic research into meaningful solutions.

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International and

Eindhoven University of Technology knows that diversity is a strength. That is it creates a diverse, multicultural community on campus, with a growing number of international students and staff from countries around the world. Conversely, the university also encourages its students to do coursework or an internship abroad.

TU/e invests in knowledge exchange and partnerships with important international universities and institutes. It is also a member of a number of important networks, aimed at exchanging knowledge and best practices in research and education.

These connections also make it much easier for TU/e students to take courses or do an internship at one of these universities and institutes.

Eindhoven University of Technology’s partners includes National University of Singapore, KU Leuven, North Eastern University, Johannes Keppler Universitat, Zhejiang University, Technical University of Denmark, Jiao Tong University, amongst others.

Mission and Values

The mission of TU/e is to educate students and to advance knowledge in science and technology for the benefit of humanity. Through excellence in research and education, TU/e strives to make a positive impact on society and on sustainability on a global scale.

4 core values represent TU/e stand for:

  • Personal: We stand for our people. We take care of each other and believe in personal attention. Our small community embraces all and thrives on collaboration and regard for others
  • Open - We are an open and welcoming community. We believe in open science and doing our part in
    solving societal challenges.
  • Engaged - We stand for the future. We play our part in creating a sustainable world, leading by example. We engage with others, both inside and outside the Brainport region: we are a partner to rely on
  • Curious - We give room to talent and cherish scientific curiosity and creativity

Scientific curiosity with a hands-on mentality


of scientific publications created in collaboration with industry


of TU/e's revenue is contract research funding from different sources (private and public)

Established in the 1950’s, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has always had strong values: optimism, collaboration and a dedication to society. These values helped Brainport Region Eindhoven flourish, and resulted in the university being ranked number 1 by Times Higher Education Ranking for collaboration with industry.

The university publications have high citation scores, consortia it is part of have won prestigious grants and its researchers receive scientific accolades on a regular basis. This distinguishing excellence is based on TU/e’s three-pillar strategy: attracting talent, using a multidisciplinary approach and providing a stimulating research environment.

Societal challenges on Health, Energy and Smart Mobility are the driving force for TU/e research. The university’s research institutes, Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute (EAISI), Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES), Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) and the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute (EHCI) combine the strengths of the university with industry needs and government strategy. TU/e researchers play an important role in new products and companies in the Brainport area and all over the world.

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Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

Alice Aiken Dalhousie University

W100 Representative

Dr. Alice Aiken
Vice-President, Research & Innovation

Dr. Alice Aiken is the Vice-President Research & Innovation at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. She is an active researcher focused on health systems transformation and evidence-informed policy-making. Dr. Aiken is currently the Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and chairs the board of Research Nova Scotia. She is elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

She was formerly the Dean of the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie. She is a co-founder and the former Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, a unique consortium of over 41 Canadian and 7 international universities dedicated to researching the health needs of military personnel, Veterans and their families.

She received her PhD and Master from Queen’s University, Canada, her Physical Therapy degree from Dalhousie University, and a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Ottawa. She also proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 14 years, first as a ship’s navigator in the Royal Canadian Navy, then as a physiotherapist.

She is currently the Honorary Captain(Navy) for Canadian Forces Health Services Atlantic, and a Dame of the Order of St George. For her commitment to the health and well-being of military personnel, Veterans, and their families, she has received the Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Bronze Medallion (USA).

dalhousie university logo

Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world. Founded in 1818, Dalhousie is one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 20,000 students from around the world. They make a lasting impact by blending transformative academic programs with pioneering research on Canada’s East Coast.

Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq.

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Thinking and
acting globally

Dalhousie’s global connections enhance the quality and impact of education and research at local, national, and international levels. The university’s international strategy is built on cooperation and partnerships to support learning and research that is interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, global in reach, and oriented toward solving problems that extend across national borders.

Key areas of internationalization include:

The university has over 300 partnership agreements with universities from 67 countries. The Office of International Relations helps oversee the implementation of the international strategy and coordinates partnership agreements, visiting delegations, and visits abroad.

Vision and Values

Dalhousie inspires the diverse community to serve Nova Scotia, Canada, and the world through innovative and impactful teaching and research, world-class scholarship, a passion for learning, and a deep sense of social responsibility

  • Academic freedom
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility
  • Future-ready leaders
  • Impactful community engagement
  • Social responsibility and sustainability
  • Wellness, accessibility, respect and support

Excellence in academics, leadership, research and innovation


Awarded annually in external research grants and awards


of faculty have a PhD or doctorate

Dalhousie has a rich history of excellence in research and innovation. Their researchers are recognized through the institution, across the province, the country, and on the global stage for their many achievements.

What are Dalhousie’s research strengths? Their research efforts focus on five Signature Research Clusters and are informed by two cross-cutting themes, Big Data and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Dalhousie combines the prestige of a big-name university with a hands-on, collaborative education — all students have access to experiential learning opportunities in their programs and nearly 90% are taking advantage of it.

Dalhousie has received a five-star rating overall, and specifically in Teaching, Employability, Learning Environment, and Innovation, from QS Stars, one of the top global university rating systems.

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