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HEPI-HEA Parliamentary Breakfast Seminar: A dis-united kingdom? UK universities and the EU referendum

  • 23 February 2016
  • 8.30am to 10.30am
  • House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

The forthcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union could have deep consequences for universities. Higher education sector bodies have said the European question is currently the single most important issue. A vote to leave the EU could reduce research collaboration, introduce barriers for EU students coming to study in the UK and affect the outward mobility of UK students. Others argue that leaving the EU would give British researchers more freedom, encourage stronger links with non-European parts of the world and allow the UK to be more nimble in setting its own priorities. Which is it and what lessons are there for the UK from other higher education systems across Europe? If Britain should exit the EU, what impact would that have?


Professor Rob Ford, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester, and author of Revolt on the Right (2014) – presentation

Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow

The seminar is invite-only.  For further details please contact Sarah Isles at [email protected]

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