This year’s event is entitled, Building nations and connecting cultures: education policy, economic development and engagement, and will explore how universities and colleges support city-regional economies and social and civic engagement, connecting the world's cities to global knowledge and talent and addressing global challenges. In an era characterized by both globalisation and urbanisation the conference offers a timely moment to reflect upon the opportunities and challenges that these developments pose for universities and the cities in which they are located. With panels as diverse as ‘the impact of cities on the student experience’ and ‘forecasting city futures: a university challenge’ the conference promises to be a fascinating event.
Tim Gore will be chairing a panel entitled London-Paris: Building a post-Brexit future in HE? alongside colleagues from institutions in both France and the UK.
As the imminent Brexit casts doubt over many dimensions of the existing relationships between Franco-British higher education institutions - mobility of staff and students, research cooperation and jointly awarded programmes – participants in this panel will share their perspectives on and plans for some possible ways forward beyond 2019.
As the CEO of the longest established British higher education institution on French soil, ULIP’s Tim Gore will be in a unique position to guide and inform the afternoon’s discussion.
Going Global takes place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, 22 - 24 May 2017.