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The UK's only independent think tank devoted to higher education.


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.

  • 30 Nov 2005

    Development of Third Stream Activity

    by Sachi Hatakenaka

    The purpose of this report is to provide a framework for thinking about the purpose of third stream funding, to help generate debate and to reach a clarity of understanding, both about the short and the longer term. The author presented this paper to a HEPI seminar at the House…

  • 24 Nov 2005

    Third HEPI Annual Lecture

    by Lord Broers

    Two hundred years after the great nineteenth century expansion of higher education, is the current university structure still appropriate? Should there be a radical review of the nature and purpose of our universities? Lord Broers sets out his vision of University Courses For Tomorrow. The BBC kindly agreed to record…

  • 16 Sep 2004

    Valedictory address by Sir Martin Harris

    by Sir Martin Harris

    Sir Martin Harris, on the occasion of his retirement as Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester, gave this farewell lecture.

  • 1 Apr 2004

    Handling Merger Proposals

    by Nigel Brown, Jane Denholm and Tony Clark

    This report is the output from a study of structural change within UK Higher Education. The study was about the genesis of merger proposals and the processes adopted by different institutions to take forward consideration of those proposals, the difficulties that arose and how the processes helped or hindered the resolution…

  • 25 Mar 2004

    Second HEPI Annual Lecture

    by Professor Robert Reich

    Professor Reich’s lecture was entitled “The destruction of public higher education in America, and how the UK can avoid the same fate”.