The THE Young Universities Summit, which took place in Miami in April 2014 in partnership with the UK’s Plymouth University, was the first global gathering created for the leaders of the world’s young institutions (defined as those around 50 years old or younger). It attracted more than 130 senior delegates from more than 30 countries, creating a new space – and a new diary date in the global academic calendar – for a diverse group of university leaders to come together and share experience and expertise on the challenges and opportunities facing younger institutions.
Keynote speakers presented on issues including the development of institutional research strategy, leadership, funding and autonomy, branding and communications. The event also hosted a panel debate on the development of new metrics to capture a university’s social and economic impact to be used in global university rankings.
Videos of the entire event can be viewed for free on these pages.
Introduced by: Dr Joshua Schnell, director of analytics, Thomson Reuters;
Professor IR Dr Sahol Hamid Bin Abu Bakar, vice-chancellor, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia;
Professor Janet Beer, vice-chancellor, Oxford Brookes University, UK;
Professor Alvaro Crósta, vice-rector, University of Campinas, Brazil;
Mr Gerard de Graaf, director, European Commission, DG CONNECT, Belgium;
Professor Arun Sharma, DVC (research and commercialisation), Queensland University of Technology, Australia;
Professor Euiho Suh, chair, University Evaluation and Management Committee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea.
Mr Phil Baty, editor at large and rankings editor, THE;