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Understanding Global University Rankings: their data and influence

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Woburn House Conference Centre

Tavistock Square

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This is a one-day conference exploring global university rankings. Sessions will examine the data and methodology used within some of the most popular league tables and reflect on the ways in which such rankings influence students, institutions and wider opinion.


9:30: Registration and coffee

10.00: Welcome and introduction

10:10: Session 1: The international data landscape

Denise Jones (Head of Information Services) and Daniel Kidd (Head of Training and Consultancy) HESA

10:30: Session 2: THE World University Rankings: origins, aims and methodology

THE World University Rankings speaker

11:20: BREAK

11:40: Session 3: The impact of rankings: Student views and uses of league tables

NUS international student representative

12.00: Session 4: Elsevier international metrics: data supplied for rankings and what it represents

Elsevier representative

12:30: LUNCH

13:15: Session 5: The impact of rankings: views from an international student recruitment agency

Martyn Edwards, Head of Marketing and Business Development (UK & US), IDP Education (UK) Ltd

13:35: Session 6: Thomson Reuters international data

Gordon Rogers, Thomson Reuters

14:05: Session 7: The impact of rankings: views from higher education providers (panel)

Juliette Sargeant, Director International Relations Unit, University of the Arts London

Professor Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology, Imperial College London

One other

14:50: BREAK

15:10: Session 8: QS World University Rankings: aims, origins and methodology

Ben Sowter, Head of Research, QS World University Rankings

15:50: Concluding remarks

16.00: Conference close


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