THE World Summit Series

Our programme of worldwide activity, headed by our flagship annual THE World Academic Summit and a regular series of regional summits, bring together pre-eminent global thought leaders across higher education, research, industry and government to share best practice and innovation in the development and leadership of world-class universities and research.

Our events are the essential forum for leaders from across the academic community to meet and shape the future for international higher education governance and innovation. Alumni of our World Summit Series join a global network of outstanding presidents, vice-chancellors, chief executives and decision-makers to learn, interact, create and share knowledge and experience for the benefit of all.

  • World Academic Summit 2022
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    World Academic Summit

    New York, United States

    Trajectories in higher education: Meeting rising expectations

    Join us online or in-person in New York to examine the role of higher education leaders and policymakers in identifying, adapting to and meeting rising expectations for progress in three different areas: students, institutions, and the wider higher education sector.

    The summit will also feature the exclusive live reveal of the THE World University Rankings 2023.

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    New York University
    RANKING REVEAL
    World University Rankings 2023
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    Global Sustainable Development Congress

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Uniting higher education, governments, industry and society for a sustainable future

    In these complex times, rising to the challenges posed by the SDGs requires effective partnerships between all pillars of society. Combing thought-provoking panels with collaborative workshops, this event will deliver bold insights and create powerful new alliances between sectors.

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    MENA Universities Summit

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Transforming learning for a sustainable future

    This year's summit will focus on how universities can best collaborate with partners to identify and address skills gaps, as well as secure human resources for the future growth and development of the region. We will explore how the transition to a knowledge-based, sustainable economy can be catalysed through employing and embedding new educational models, such as micro-credentialing and lifelong learning.

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    Asia Universities Summit

    The future Asian university in 2050

    The rise of Asia’s universities has been one of the most significant developments in the recent history of higher education, but vast income differences across the region and the aftershocks of a global pandemic will shape the next phase of Asia’s growth. The summit will explore whether there is such a thing as a distinctly "Asian" university in this economically, culturally and socially diverse region.

    The summit will feature the exclusive live reveal of the THE Asia University Rankings 2023, accompanied by a data masterclass to explore the latest data and identify the best-performing institutions in the continent.

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    RANKING REVEAL