World 100 News Archive

Reputation and World University Rankings

Posted Thursday 7 March 2013 Louise Simpson, Director of The World 100 Reputation Network and an expert in Reputation Management, has been asked to comment, in an article in this week’s Times Higher Education, on the release of the THE’s 2013 World University Rankings. Remarking on the stability of those at the top of the rankings, she said “We shouldn’t be surprised that the most highly regarded universities don’t change over time, as reputation is reflective in higher education, much more so than fast moving consumer goods or Hollywood....

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Japan – The Dangers and Pleasures of Tradition

Posted Thursday 13 December 2012 Japan, 9 December 2012. Preconference day of the World 100 and British Council in Japan conference and study tour. A day to relax before the conference starts tomorrow and take in some first impressions of Japan. Bright blue skies, sunshine, hot in the subway, but cold when the wind whips below the bridges supporting the overhead super highways that cut through the city. Shops play carols quietly but insistently, trying to make you think that Christmas really is important in a country that doesn’t have a...

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A HE reputation network of international reach

Posted Tuesday 11 September 2012 The World 100 Reputation Network continues to grow apace. This year, it has seen the Universities of Erasmus Rotterdam, Western Australia, Monash and Bristol join the group, which now numbers 16 top universities. The original members, including UCL, King’s, and Warwick, were brought together by Louise Simpson, herself a former director of communications for Cambridge University and now director of HE consultancy The Knowledge Partnership. “We thought it would be interesting to create a network that looked...

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Internal Communications Survey (HELiX) results released

Posted Monday 28 March 2011 The full executive summary can be accessed at www.theworld100.com/helix Research into internal communications with the best universities in the world suggests that although they put effort into creating a vision, they are poor at cascading information down to colleagues or ensuring senior directors and leaders have excellent communications skills. Whilst the senior executive team is highly visible and communicates regularly with staff, internal communications is not integral to university decision making. There is...

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Two Universities Join World 100 Reputation Network

Posted Wednesday 22 September 2010 The World 100 Reputation Network is pleased to announce that both Cardiff University and Lund University have joined the group. The total membership is now 13. Lund University was ranked as the top Nordic University in the Times Higher Education Rankings released last week, while Cardiff are consistently ranked within the top 200. Return to the list of news articles…

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