World 100 Events 2017


29 March 2017 - Discover the World 100 in Spain at the Universidad de Navarra. Followed by the BUR Conference.

Discover the World 100 aims to explore issues of reputation from a country specific perspective and engage new members. Our Discover events are for small groups of around 25-30 senior delegates and aim to bring existing members together with potential new members so that new members can find out what we do, and existing members can learn more about the best universities in a particular area.

25 April 2017 - Exclusive Visit to NUS for World 100 members ahead of the CASE Asia conference.

22 - 26 May 2017 - World 100 Academy at The Moller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Strategic training in Cambridge for Communications, Marketing and International staff in Global Universities. Small classes will provide an intensive and focused experience. Group project work will support networking and interactive learning, with an optional dinner in a Cambridge College.

2 - 6 October 2017 - World 100 Annual Conference and Study Tour at Utrecht University and the University of Groningen.


W100 events offer invaluable networking opportunities in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. They help create and strengthen personal networks for career development, benchmarking and knowledge transfer. We have had many memorable gatherings, from a floating banquet hosted by the University of Hong Kong, to Karaoke in Japan.

Every event, from our first conference at the University of Hong Kong in 2010 to our most recent conference at University College Dublin, enables members to exchange innovative perspectives on reputation, international relations and global brand building.

Past World 100 events, study tours, conferences

W100 Annual Conference

The most significant event in the Network’s calendar, the conference offers a key opportunity for members to share reputational achievements. New members are always encouraged to contribute presentations which enables them to promote brand profile to some of the most important influencers in higher education.

Read about our 2016 conference, hosted by University College Dublin here. Utrecht University will host the 2017 event, more details will be available here soon!

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Study tours

Our study tours offer small groups of senior reputation managers the chance to visit peers for strategic discussions at world ranked universities as well as the opportunity for behind the scenes visits to special facilities. Previous tours have included visits to Boston, Yale, Princeton, NYU, Lund University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Australian National University and University of Glasgow. Our 2017 annual conference in Utrecht will be preceded by a study tour to Groningen University.

Discover the World 100 series

A new series of events aimed at engaging new members from W100 dense countries not yet represented in our membership. These events also highlight reputational issues from a country specific perspective. Following a successful event in Amsterdam and Hong Kong we plan to host further events in countries such as China, Singapore, Spain, Turkey and the US. Our 2017 event will be announced soon!