22 April 2020
08:55 - 16:00 BST

Innovation & Impact Virtual Mini Summit

22 April 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined the Innovation & Impact Virtual Mini Summit. We were honoured to host delegates from over 100 countries to share the amazing way universities are impacting the world around them, especially during this time of immense global challenge.

The Impact Rankings 2020 results were announced at the virtual event. You can:


New dates

Next year’s Innovation & Impact Summit will take place in Shenzhen, China, in partnership with SUSTech on 20-22 April 2021, on the theme of Cultivating resilience, changing the world.

The 2020 Innovation & Impact Summit at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm has been moved to 26-28 April 2022 where we will advance our discussions from Shenzhen and examine the role of universities in supporting progressive national innovation cultures and how that fits in to global impact.


Featured articles


Health-focused universities ‘catapulted into the limelight’

Institutional leaders say the role of universities has ‘never been more important’ as THE Impact Rankings reveal those that are leading the way on health and well-being.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 1:11 pm

THE Impact Rankings 2020: results announced

Universities in Australasia and New Zealand have topped the second edition of THE’s pioneering Impact Rankings, which assess the social and economic impact of universities, using metrics based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 1:27 pm

THE Impact Summit: embrace of SDGs ‘will not hit basic research’

Neglect of fundamental research is not inevitable when universities focus on sustainability challenges, UN advisor tells Innovation & Impact Summit. Basic research will not necessarily suffer if universities put more emphasis on tackling the United Nations’ SDGs.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 1:12 pm

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