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Events

HEPI runs a range of events selected to maximise their effectiveness in reaching out to our target audiences and include invite-only high level seminars (such as our annual series of House of Commons breakfast seminars), conferences, one-to-one briefings, as well as set-piece events such as the HEPI Annual Lecture given by a senior international figure. Some of these events result in publications, which we also make available online.

  • 1 Mar 2011

    Students and fees: implications of the Browne recommendations

    by Professor David Eastwood and Professor Nicholas Barr

    Second seminar in a series of four in the House of Commons, supported by i-graduate and Wiley. The issues around student financing have dominated debate from the moment student fees were introduced in 1998.  The Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance, chaired by Lord Browne, has made…

  • 28 Feb 2011

    Lessons from America?

    by Professor Roger Brown

    In his report produced for HEPI, Professor Roger Brown considers recent developments in higher education in the USA.  He concludes that recent developments mirror those in healthcare, and that if the government does not take action to hold down spiralling costs, the US higher education system will come to resemble…

  • 17 Feb 2011

    Higher Education in an Age of Austerity

    by Sir Alan Langlands, Chief Executive of HEFCE; Professor Sir David Watson, Principal of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

    First seminar in a series of four in the House of Commons, supported by i-graduate and Wiley. The past ten years have been years of plenty for the HE sector – that much is clear with hindsight – but with the public finances now strictly controlled and universities challenged to…

  • 15 Feb 2011

    Students and fees: implications of the Browne recommendations

    The issues around student financing have dominated debate from the moment student fees were introduced in 1998.  The Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance, chaired by Lord Browne, has made its recommendations to the government on the future of fees policy and financial support for full and…

  • 12 Jan 2011

    Higher Education in the age of austerity

    The past ten years have been years of plenty for the HE sector – that much is clear with hindsight – but with the public finances now strictly controlled and universities challenged to develop new sources of funding, what does the future hold for the sector in this new age…

  • 2 Dec 2010

    Research Excellence: competition or collaboration in today’s globalised HE sector?

    Today, higher education is a global market with more institutions than ever before competing internationally for students, academics and funding. In the area of research, the opportunities (and risks) created by this new global economy in higher education are now perhaps greater than ever before with the rise of Asia’s…

  • 2 Dec 2010

    Papers from ‘Research excellence: competition or collaboration’ conference

    Papers and presentations from HEPI’s conference “Research excellence: competition or collaboration in today’s globalised HE sector”, which took place in London on 2 December 2010.  Speakers were: Professor Adrian Smith, Director-General at BIS Nick Fowler, Director of Strategy, Elsevier Professor Andrew Hamilton, V-C, University of Oxford Professor Malcolm Grant, Provost,…

  • 30 Nov 2010

    Policy Roundtable dinner

    The key attraction for companies thinking about joining the HEPI Partnership Programme is access to HEPI’s “intellectual capital”, specifically privileged access to the thought leaders in HEPI’s network and an opportunity to contribute to HEPI’s developing research agenda in order to develop their own “marketable intelligence”. HEPI’s biannual Policy Roundtable dinners offer…

  • 28 Jun 2010

    Policy Roundtable dinner

    The key attraction for companies thinking about joining the HEPI Partnership Programme is access to HEPI’s “intellectual capital”, specifically privileged access to the thought leaders in HEPI’s network and an opportunity to contribute to HEPI’s developing research agenda in order to develop their own “marketable intelligence”.  HEPI’s biannual Policy Roundtable dinners offer this…

  • 3 Jun 2010

    The future HE workforce: the challenges, risks and opportunities

    This event has been cancelled and we are no longer accepting bookings. In today’s harsh economic climate and with public funding severely constrained, the UK’s HE sector faces a number of challenges to ensure that its world class status is not put at risk.  A key element in driving forward…