How to reconcile competing demands on universities with Professor Sir Rick Trainor
This event is part of a series of seminars run in partnership with King’s College London that will bring politicians, policy-makers, academics and university leaders together to discuss the future of British Higher Education.
Thursday 22 November, 12.30 to 14.00
Smirke Suite, Kings College London, Strand Campus
These are critical times for British universities. The government’s Higher Education reforms and the global downturn are forcing everyone with a stake in higher education to ask big questions about what universities are for, and how they should be led and governed.
During this seminar Professor Sir Rick Trainor, principal and president of King’s College London will draw on his experience leading British universities and talk about the competing challenges that face Higher Education today.
Professor Sir Rick Trainor has been Principal and Professor of Social History at King’s College London since 2004 and president since 2009. He was previously president of Universities UK, the major representative body for the higher education sector, and in 2010 he was awarded a knighthood for services to higher education.
This seminar series will take place alongside the IPPR’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education, which will publish its report in March 2013. The seminars will help to feed fresh ideas into the Commission, but will also create an independent public forum for debate about the future of Higher Education. They will not offer a single perspective, but present arguments from different points of view.
This event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending please email email@example.com to request a place.
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