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THE World Academic Summit on September 26-28, 2023 in Sydney, Australia

Elsevier is a proud partner of Times Higher Education (THE) and a data provider to help inform & implement the ranking methodology for THE World University Rankings 2024.

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Collaborating for greatness in a multidisciplinary world: What insights do you need to identify, find and foster partnerships?

The data that underpins World University Rankings— some of which we proudly deliver as a THE partner— can also inform institutional planning and strategic decisions, help with finding experts and collaborators across disciplines, support showcasing expertise and expand understanding of research outcomes.

At the THE World Academic Summitopens in new tab/window, the Elsevier team participated in discussions about using data and analytics to optimize institution research strategy, planning, collaborations and partnerships. Browse this page for insights and resources that were shared during the event.

Insights from sessions at THE World Academic Summit 2023

Elsevier team members participated in or moderated discussions about research evaluation and collaboration in a multidisciplinary and global research landscape. This page will be updated with videos and materials from select event sessions, as they become available.

Leadership reflections: Fast-tracking research impact through industry partnerships

Day 2: 27 Sept, 9:40 AM - 10:30 AM Sydney Speaker: Nick Fowler, Chief Academic Officer at Elsevier

This session will focus on how partnerships with industry can ensure that the research output of universities is effectively utilized for real-world impact regionally and internationally. We will explore what more can be done at an institutional and industrial level to ensure that such partnerships are effective tools in supporting the provision of skills for the future, increasing research funding and having greater societal impact.

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Nick Fowler Elsevier

Building a brighter academic culture through holistic and equitable evaluation

Day 2: 27 Sept, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sydney

Universities and academic institutions face increased demands to demonstrate value and impact to society, and calls to provide more supportive environments that offer recognition, better incentives, and fairer career paths.

This panel will explore how to evolve current practices to encompass a wider range of inputs, outputs, outcomes, and research practices, while ensuring responsible use of metrics, and a balance of quantitative and qualitative approaches.

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Nick Fowler session

Data masterclass: Insights and analysis into the THE World University Rankings 2024

Day 3: 28 Sept, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Sydney Following the exclusive reveal of the prestigious THE World University Rankings 2024 — the first ranking developed with THE’s updated methodology — this masterclass will feature a detailed analysis and insight from THE and Elsevier’s data scientists into the key findings, trends and stories from the data, and they will take questions from our global audience.

Last year’s rankings included more than 1,790 universities across 104 countries and regions, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.

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Grahame Pearson session

Free online resources and reports

Take advantage of these free online resources and reports that offer perspectives and practical ideas for fostering a thriving research ecosystem at your university.

Featured content: View from the Top

Developed from interviews of over 100 global senior leaders done in partnership with Ipsos, View from the Top provides insight into both current priorities and those expected to pose even more significant challenges in the coming years, such as AI governance and climate change.

Learn the key findings and download the report

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Featured content: Bring Knowledge back to Earth

Let's come together and demonstrate the impact that research has on the real world.

This journey goes beyond conventional metrics; it's about a shared commitment to making a meaningful difference.

Download these reports to explore the academic community's perspectives on the future of academic evaluation and impact

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Resources on University Rankings

Explore these resources for a deeper look into how rankings work, and learn about analyzing and tracking research activities to support your institution's rankings and reputation goals.

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Resources on University Rankings

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Scopus: Comprehensive, multidisciplinary, trusted abstract and citation database

Quickly find relevant and authoritative research, identify experts and gain access to reliable data, metrics and analytical tools. Be confident in progressing research, educational goals, and research direction and priorities — all from one database.

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A fully interconnected data model empowers you to collaborate beyond borders, maximize funding opportunities, promote open science activities, and showcase the impact of your institution’s achievements to the world.

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Back to Earth: Landing real-world impact in research evaluation.

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