Government engagement as a driver for future reputation

A key session at the World 100 Reputation Network annual conference in Montreal in October 2022 focused on how universities are engaging with governments in the post-pandemic world and using those relations as a key driver of institutional reputation.

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Commonwealth Games: A case study in higher education marketing

If you watched the 2022 commonwealth games, even if just for 15 minutes, you won’t have failed to notice the prominent marketing of a certain Midland-based university. World 100 member, The University of Birmingham, was front and centre of nearly every shot of the sporting action.

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What’s trending in reputation?

Head of World 100 Mark Sudbury discusses some of the trends in global higher education reputation emerging from discussions at recent conferences, helping to set the scene for our conference in October

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REF 2021: Performance, reputation & impact

This week saw the long-awaited publication of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results, more than seven years since the last exercise (REF 2014). Undertaken by representative higher education funding bodies of the four nations of the UK, it the most comprehensive evaluation of the research impact of UK universities.

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Hashtag Higher Ed: Three Key Takeaways

April 2022 saw the debut of Time Higher Education’s new event series for marcomms professionals, Hashtag HigherEd. The conference, hosted by Warwick Business School at the iconic Shard in London, brought together speakers and delegates from both university and other sectors to discuss issues such as branding, social media, sustainability, recruitment, quality of education and international students.

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We Met At Last – World 100 networking returns

November saw the first World 100 in-person event since the end of 2019 when members and other delegates came together for the World 100 Conference in Manchester. ‘World 100 Live’ was the destination of this meeting; a special event designed for members to share insights and experiences from their university since we last met

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Internationalisation, reputation and rankings – what happen next?

How has internationalisation been impacted by the pandemic? And what are the changes driving global reputation in a sector dominated by globalisation and fierce competition, when international visibility has never been more crucial for success. These topics formed the background to a recent session at Times Higher Education’s Leadership and Management Summit.

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Arab Universities: The Impact of COVID

In 2021, it is impossible to discuss the subject of reputation without looking at the impact of Covid19, and this is perhaps another key sign that an institution’s reputation cannot be solely attributable to rankings.

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Arab Universities Debate Reputation and Rankings

Rankings and reputation are entwined but reputation is about more than rankings. That was the key conclusion from a World 100-moderated session at the THE Arab Rankings Forum on 27 July. World 100 Director Louise Simpson discussed ‘Using Rankings to Enhance Reputation’ with a panel of experts from some of the biggest universities in the Arab region.

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Aalto University: An 11 Year Success

Ask someone on the street to name a prestigious university they will often name institutions with a long, rich history, established hundreds of years ago. But there are numerous institutions all over the world, founded much more recently, that are hot on the heels of those historical, elite universities. One of those universities is Aalto University, Finland, formed in just 2010.

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Aalto University: Branding with innovation

World 100 Director Louise Simpson explored the origins and creative thinking behind the visual identity of Finland’s Aalto University during the THE Young University Summit, when she spoke to their president, Ilkka Niemelä.

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