- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Studio, Manchester
With uncertainty remaining over how long the home nations will remain inside the EU, and what the future exit deal will include, there are doubts whether EU researchers are being deterred from bidding for funding alongside UK partners. What action can universities take to ensure that Britain remains at the forefront of research and learning?
It is estimated that the number of EU students studying in the UK is around 125,000, estimated to have contributed £2.7bn to the British economy with 19,000 extra jobs. Discussing the Norwegian HE sector and relationship with the EU and what can be learned from a system outside of the EU. After Brexit how can the UK continue to continue to contribute and benefit from international collaborations in research and education?
The UK has 18 universities in the top 100, it ranks first in the world for the quality of its research and has a highly productive research base with a global reputation for excellence. How can the UK maintain its world-leading position in higher education and research by continuing to attract the best talent to study and work and ensuring UK universities can collaborate with key partners overseas?
A look at the options open to Universities in a post-Brexit environment, is a EU Campus the right option or are there other approaches that could achieve the same results?
The precise detail of a departure deal from the EU will be determined under the terms of the Lisbon Treaty and can take up to two years once article 50 has been triggered. What should a future exit deal include for the Higher Education sector?
Considering how universities can be bold in their international expansion through a range of possible delivery options overseas. This could include online and blended delivery options, and working with in-country partners.
With the prospect of leaving the European Union, Higher Education in Britain faces the biggest existential crisis in its history with a myriad of complications from the status of European students and staff, possible tuition fee rises for EU students and the withdrawal of British institutions as participants in EU led research funding threatening to derail a sector of global renown. This talk discusses these issues and asks whether the price of withdrawal from the European Union will be a perpetually weakened university sector or whether Brexit will provide new opportunities for universities to take advantage of.
What impact will the decision to leave the EU have in regards to governance best practice, nationally and internationally in the higher education sector?
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