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New W100 research shows how academics and employers are influenced to vote for universities in the world rankings

Academics whose opinions are canvassed for world university rankings are sceptical of the methodologies used and often don’t make evidence-based decisions when nominating the best universities, according to new research by the World 100 Reputation Network. The research, which surveyed more than 800 academics and senior staff at global universities, found academics name the best five universities in their field based on active research, but beyond that nominate the same handful of ‘super brands’. They also looked back at rankings rather than...

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The W100 Annual Conference – A Unique Event

When the room is filled with communications professionals, you’d expect the networking session at the World 100 Reputation Network Annual Conference to be a lively affair. And it is. If you could listen in to the conversations taking place, you would hear colleagues sharing their experiences with peers from across the world. A communications director of an Australian university, which, for the first time, will soon be assessed on the impact of its research, talks to a communications director at a UK university who has already been through the...

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Louise Attends Tokyo 2020 Conference

Winter in Japan is an interesting experience after the dull greys of the UK. Bright blue skies and sunshine, and highs of about 14C filled my Christmas weeks in Tokyo! Just like the weather, everything seemed sharp, and gleaming, with perfect restaurants full of customers celebrating the new year, and immaculate subway stations. I was there to run some reputation workshops for Japanese universities keen to improve their image, and attract more international students, plus present findings of a study for the British Council in Japan on how UK...

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The W100 Network Announces Annual Conference in Sydney

Education is Australia’s fourth largest export industry, making the University of Sydney a fitting host for the 6th W100 Reputation Network annual conference, which will focus on communicating global universities as destinations and experiences.

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THE Announces 2015 World Reputation Ranking

The Times Higher Education’s definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands of 2015 was released yesterday.  An offshoot of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, this reputation league table is based on the subjective but expert judgement of senior, published academics. This year over 10,000 academics from 142 countries contributed their views on research and teaching excellence to this invitation-only survey. Reputation is fast moving and universities are constantly forced to evaluate their actions,...

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