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PwC joins with Times Higher Education World Summit Series to support universities across the globe

30/08/21

London, 30 August 2021 – Times Higher Education (THE) is delighted to announce that PwC, the global network of professional services firms, is joining its prestigious THE World Summit Series as a Global Partner. The sponsorship will see PwC participants run sessions and speak at THE’s global summits, including THE World Academic Summit, Leadership & Management Summit, Teaching Excellence Summit, Emerging Economies Summit, THE Arab University Rankings Forum and the Climate Impact Forum.

An essential forum for university presidents and vice-chancellors, chief executives and decision-makers, THE’s World Summit Series has been running since 2013. The events bring together pre-eminent global thought leaders across higher education, research, industry and government to share best practice and innovation in the development and leadership of world-class universities and shape the future for international higher education governance and innovation.  

The sponsorship will focus on PwC’s Global Education & Skills network, established to address the broad range of challenges and opportunities facing colleges and universities around the world, and to support them in adapting to today’s increasingly dynamic and digital world.

The sponsorship will commence at THE’s World Academic Summit 2021, held virtually between 1-3 September. PwC participants will be running a session titled Developing robust and sustainable faculty support for greater international collaboration covering topics including resources for developing and delivering blended learning, maximising international collaboration among teaching staff, and flexible learning and assessment to maximise engagement with international students. The session will include panellists from a series of roundtable events held by PwC in Africa, the Middle East, the UK and Australia. You can find out more or register here

Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer at THE, commented: 

“The THE World Summit Series is all about understanding and resolving the challenges and opportunities facing global higher education. PwC is a natural fit as a Global Partner for the series, with a purpose that aligns with both THE’s goals and those of our audience. We look forward to working with them over the coming year to provide support, guidance and actions for our global community as we look to navigate the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the sector.”

Sally Jeffery, Global Education & Skills Network Leader, PwC Middle East said:

“Global higher education is vital to enabling a workforce fit for the future and providing greater opportunity.  PwC is focused on working with organisations to build trust and deliver sustained outcomes, and this has never been more important to our colleges and universities in serving their students, faculty and community.  We’re genuinely excited to join with THE through their industry-leading World Summit Series.  With our combined expertise, we can support the world’s higher education leaders in furthering their core mission and to help address the opportunities and challenges they face, heightened by the Covid-19 experience.”

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Notes to editors:

About THE

THE is the trusted global data partner for higher education. With five decades of expertise in the sector, 30 million unique website users in 2020 and more institutions participating in our flagship university rankings than any other major provider, we draw on millions of individual data points to offer deeper and richer insight into global university performance than anyone else. From powerful data-driven insights and strategic consultancy support to agenda-setting events and hiring solutions, our products and services enable everyone in higher education to make smarter, more informed decisions.

About THE World Summit Series

THE’s programme of worldwide events, headed by our flagship annual THE World Academic Summit and a regular series of regional summits, bring together pre-eminent global thought leaders across higher education, research, industry and government to share best practice and innovation in the development and leadership of world-class universities and research.

Our events are the essential forum for leaders from across the academic community to meet and shape the future for international higher education governance and innovation. Alumni of our World Summit Series join a global network of outstanding presidents, vice-chancellors, chief executives and decision-makers to learn, interact, create and share knowledge and experience for the benefit of all.

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Global Corporate Affairs & Communications, PwC Global

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