The global outbreak of Covid-19 has disrupted life as we know it. Now, more than ever, society is looking to the global research community to respond to the emerging existential challenges to global development, and our survival.
During this four-day virtual summit happening April 20 - 22, 2021, Times Higher Education (THE) will examine the critical factors for supporting research impact and ask:
Who should ultimately benefit from world-class research and innovation?
Can innovation be directed towards creating resilience?
In the pursuit of excellence, how can academia, government and industry align to ensure the knowledge economy supports all facets of society?
Have crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic forced policy-makers to re-assess their impact measures and targets?
By turning crisis into opportunity, can universities create strategies looking further than 2030, and aim to foster innovation that benefits this century?
What do university leaders need in order to deliver more impactful research?
The summit will also feature the exclusive live reveal of the THE University Impact Rankings 2021. Topics we will discuss include:
What are the key drivers of global innovation?
Do we have the right vision of impact?
Does impact create resilience?
Do universities know what they need?