Future of Higher Education: Beyond Brexit
24th January 2017, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Manchester Conference Centre
In June 2016 the British public voted for the seismic decision to leave the European Union. UK Universities currently benefit from EU research funding by about £1.2 billion a year alongside access to international networks of researchers via the freedom of movement rules. With European Research Council research grants allocated on the basis of excellence, UK research has secured over 20% of all distributed funds between 2007-13. Currently 125,000 EU students, five percent of the total number, study in the UK and it has been estimated that they have contributed £2.7bn to the British economy.
So what will new funding structures and research grant applications look after Britain leaves the EU and how can those leading research projects effectively plan for changes ahead?
How can institutions continue to attract the best talent to study, research and work in the UK?
As events continue to develop what are the ramifications and the opportunities for the higher education sector?
Is there now the chance to re-envision the UK university sector in a global as well as European landscape?
This timely conference will explore likely outcomes so that institutions are best placed to prepare, plan and proactively respond to the challenges and opportunities beyond Brexit.
For more information, details of invited speakers and bookings: http://www.openforumevents.co.uk/event/future-higher-education-beyond-brexit/