About The World 100 Reputation Network

The World 100 Reputation Network is the only professional network for reputation managers in the world’s best universities, exploring reputation, communications, strategy, crisis, marketing and international partnerships. It is exclusive to senior staff in institutions ranked in the top 200 of any of the global rankings published by QS, THE, ARWU and US News and World Report, or in the top 100 of the THE and QS rankings recognising the best young universities across the world.

Now comprising 40 members spanning 13 countries, we believe that our international diversity is one of the reasons members find the Network so valuable.

Although global in outlook the Network offers members the opportunity to become part of a ‘local’ community, existing to share good practice, transfer knowledge and overcome common challenges.

The Network engages in one annual research project that pushes forward the boundaries of knowledge around reputation and helps those in charge of their university’s image to understand it and better amplify it.

Professional development and institutional amplification form part of the value of member gatherings.

The World 100 Network gives its members privileged access and exposure at a variety of educational and cultural places.


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“It's the only one [network] that gives me a peer group that I know are equally, if not more, experienced than I am”

Tania Rhodes-Taylor, University of Sydney

Member Map

With over 40 members in 12 different countries, The World 100 Reputation Network is truly international. This means that not only do our members get to share experiences with the top universities around the world, but they also get to learn about the impact of different cultures and regional issues on higher education. The international scope of the network is also invaluable when it comes to exploring potential international partnerships.

Take a look at our interactive map to explore our global members.

Our members

The World 100 Committee

Universities with a clear focus on reputation perform strongly in global university rankings. The World 100 Reputation Network aims to provide our members with everything they need to improve their place in the rankings. Even when members see a fall in their overall ranking position, we consistently see evidence of the network’s benefits with a high or improved reputation score (notably in the THE & QS tables).

Of members improved or maintained their THE 2021 rank

Members made the top 50 places of AWRU 2021

Of members improved their academic reputation scores in the 2021 QS Rankings

Membership Eligibility

Membership is per institution, and each university nominates a senior member of staff who will represent his/her institution in the Network. This is typically a director with responsibility for communications, international, marketing, corporate affairs, development or public engagement.

Membership is exclusive to universities in the top 200 of the following world rankings:

THE World University Rankings Logo

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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QS World University Rankings

QS World University Ranking

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Academic Ranking of World Universities (Formerly shanghai ranking)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

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us news and world report

US News & World Report Best Global Universities

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Or the top 100 of:

Times Higher Education - Young Universities

THE Young Universities

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QS Top 50 Under 50

QS Top 50 Under 50

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Recent Member Projects

International Tracker_Research

Building on the experience of a successful product for UK universities, we are excited to introduce the World 100 International Reputation Tracker – an on-line tool surveying key stakeholder audiences, allowing World 100 members to benchmark themselves against each other.

The International Reputation Tracker pilot formed the member research project for 2020.

Resources and Structures survey 2020

The World 100 Reputation Network, the only group for leaders in reputation management at top global universities, is undertaking a survey to uncover what is being spent on reputation, and how the activities are structured.

All results will be anonymised. 

Taking the Temperature of COVID-19

We asked W100 members and other world-leading universities 10 questions to monitor how they are feeling about the crisis, which area is most heated, and how their response is changing. This is a longitudinal survey that has collected data since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Member Access

Being a member of the World 100 Reputation Network also gives you access to…

  • NEWS AND RESOURCES
  • EVENTS
  • FREE TICKETS
  • PRIORITY BOOKING
  • MEDIA MONITORING
  • MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
  • NETWORKING
  • RESEARCH
  • AND MORE!
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