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Developments in technology and the digitalization of higher education have helped universities to work more efficiently and collaboratively than ever before. Connected by shared data platforms and information technology, students and staff are no longer tied to one location. Instead they can work with partners and institutions across the globe.
However, increased collaboration and data integration also brings challenges. Risks must be managed, interference prevented, and threats negotiated. In this environment, how do we set procedures that maintain trust in UK research, ensure the integrity of security procedures, and protect academic freedom and staff both here and overseas?
UUK's one-day event is dedicated to helping universities protect their research, education activities and expertise, as well as to capitalise on the opportunities presented by international partnerships.
This is an issue rarely discussed and poorly understood. New guidance is expected on the issue in the coming year, and this is the perfect chance for universities to build understanding and experience on the subject.
Topics we will be covering include:
This event is open to staff at universities at all levels who are interested in gaining and in-depth understanding of the processes and tactics universities can use to mitigate threats. It will be particularly useful for those involved in setting strategy, or establishing policies and processes.
This event is not restricted to senior management, and practitioners and specialists in this area will also find this event useful to attend.
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Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Vice-Chancellor, Cranfield University
Paul Kett, Director General for Higher Education and Further Education, Department for Education
Harriet Wallace, Director, International Science and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
This session will be an introduction to the new guidance to be released in September 2020.
Saskia Loer Hansen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), Aston University
This breakout session provides an update on NCSC and CPNI’s Trusted Research campaign. CPNI and the NCSC will introduce the Trusted Research campaign, as well as provide an explanation of the latest published guidance on university-business compliance.
Names withheld on request, NCSC and CPNI
This breakout session will be focused on the duty of care that universities have to academics and students travelling overseas.
This breakout session will be focused on academic freedom, and specifically the processes institutions have in place to safeguard against interference in academic and campus-based activities.
Shahid Omer, Deputy Director, International Higher Education, International Education Directorate, Department for Education
Samuel Roseveare, Policy Manager, Universities UK
This breakout session will focus on the application of Export Controls to the higher education sector. Representatives from the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) will provide an overview of how Export Controls apply to the higher education sector.
James Stopford, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Samuel Roseveare, Policy Manager, Universities UK
Further speakers to be confirmed.
The panellists in this breakout session will discuss risk frameworks used by an institution when making a decision about whether to pursue a collaboration with an international partner.
Bridget Edminson, General Counsel and Director of Governance & Compliance, University of Sussex
Gary Mattingley, Major Incident and Business Continuity Manager, Oxford Brookes University – invited
Tom Allardyce, Assistant Director - Transnational Education, University of Northumbria – invited
This session will explore challenges around compliance with the government’s Prevent strategy, as well as broader concerns.
Liam Duffy, Advisor and Consultant, Programme for Prevention and Counter-Terrorism
Morgane Pairain, Policy Lead for Prevent in Further Education and Higher Education, Department for Education
Chris Rowell, Head of the Further Education and Higher Education Prevent Delivery Network, Department for Education
Panellists will provide an account of the ways in which they have enhanced the resilience of their institution, with a specific focus on how new systems and processes have been made to work for academics.
Alan Mackay, Deputy Vice Principal International and Edinburgh Global Director, University of Edinburgh
Sharon Ellis, Director of Research Services, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Sir Steve Smith, UK’s International Education Champion - invited
This plenary session will provide an overview of future trends in international relations and the possible implications for the higher education sector.