International higher education is at a crossroads, and the sector faces some of the greatest challenges it has ever seen.
Brexit, Covid-19, and the climate emergency are forcing us as a sector to review, and in some cases, reset, the way we do things. The pandemic in particular has both accelerated existing trends and halted well-intentioned plans while efforts are focused on recovery.
While the UK’s participation in EU-funded programmes such as Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ hangs in the balance, the sector is also facing questions over academic freedom, foreign interference and sustainable partnerships. Around the world, the UK’s competitor markets are facing challenges around troubling visa policies and border restrictions.
In the face of these challenges, it might be tempting to dial back on international engagement and look inwards. However, international partnerships have been a vital part of the UK’s response to Covid-19, and will be a cornerstone of its recovery. At this crucial time in higher education, we, as a sector, cannot afford to lose our strategic and valuable partnerships across the world.
IHEF 2021 will bring together government representatives and higher education professionals from around the world to engage on such issues. We will present a blended event with opportunities to join in person in London, or online from around the world, with networking opportunities for all. The in-person event will be subject to government guidelines. If we are unable to deliver the in-person event you will have the option of claiming a refund. We look forward to seeing you there!
Some of the issues we will be exploring include:
Delegates will have the option of attending the event either in-person or virtually. Both options are priced the same and you can change your preference up until one month before the event.
If you have any questions about this or any other of our events, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07500 441505.
We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Esther Dudley, Head of Events and Engagement for information, tel: 07500 441501; email: email@example.com.
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At the time of writing, UUK is planning to resume events and conferences in autumn 2020. We take the health and safety of our delegates, speakers and staff extremely seriously, and please note that all of our events will be run in line with government and public health advice, which we are constantly monitoring. Should this event be cancelled due to government advice, we will deliver the event online or endeavour to rearrange this event for a future date. You will also have the option for a refund.