Join us for a thought-provoking look at the future of EU/UK university and research co-operation, as guest speaker Jernej Pikalo, Professor of Political Science, University of Ljubljana and a former Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science & Sport, shares his thoughts on ‘A Future of EU-UK University & Research Co-operation’.
Professor Pikalo observes that long-standing co-operation in many areas has been impacted by Brexit. Higher education and research are among those most affected, given the strong, versatile links among universities, research organisations and innovative businesses on both sides of the Channel that had been established over decades, if not centuries, prior to Brexit. In the globalised world of competitive research capabilities, continued co-operation is of strategic importance for us all.
Focusing on the issue of post-Brexit co-operation, his lecture will explore the opportunities, threats and possible solutions for higher education and research. Professor Pikalo will draw on first-hand experience from discussions in the Council of the EU and the Slovenian government before and after Brexit. A Q&A session will follow Professor Pikalo’s lecture, as will the opportunity to network with our guests from research, business and academia, hosted by UWS Vice-Principal of Research, Innovation & Engagement, Professor Milan Radosavljevic.
Jernej Pikalo has worked across disciplinary boundaries in international teams at the University of Warwick, Bristol University, European Inter-University Centre (Venice) and the Bifrost University (Iceland). He has managed and academically led projects financed by the EU and Council of Europe - particularly on civic education in the global era, globalisation and governance. He is a member of the Council of UNESCO International Bureau of Education.
To register your place to attend this UWS Lecture at 4.00pm on Monday 7 February at our UWS Paisley Campus and engage with this international discussion, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am on Monday 7th February detailing your name, position, organisation, e-mail address and any specific dietary or accessibility requirements. Joining instructions will be shared with registered delegates in advance of the event.