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Research and innovation in universities

16 Oct 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
20 Tavistock Square 
United Kingdom


This one-day, national conference is for those with strategic responsibility for research and innovation in universities, research institutes, and the wider higher education sector. This conference will offer delegates the opportunity to examine the changing research infrastructure and landscape, and to discuss issues and developments facing institutions and individual researchers, with speakers from government, funders and business.

Why should you attend?

The research infrastructure and landscape in the UK is undergoing significant change, in particular, the establishment of UKRI and Research England, and the implications of Brexit requiring the sector to re-examine how it engages with the EU funding environment. With REF 2021 nearing closer, it is a significant time for researchers at UK universities.

The role of higher education institutions in research, innovation and industrial strategy is expanding and shifting. At this conference we will hear from a diverse range of speakers on their views on the changes ahead. This conference will support those responsible for research and research strategy in higher education to further understand how the changes affect them, and how to align their research strategy most effectively. The conference will also provide opportunities for the sharing of best practice, and you will hear others' experiences of negotiating and responding to a changing policy and political landscape.

Who should attend?

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Research & Enterprise
  • Director of Research and Innovation/ Head of Research and Innovation
  • Associate Dean
  • Reader
  • Researcher
  • Policy Analyst

Opportunity for everyone


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Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

Nuzhat Fatima

Nuzhat Fatima

Events Assistant
Universities UK

Hazel Kwatia

Hazel Kwatia

Senior Events Officer
Universities UK


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