This conference will explore how universities are using their global networks and partners to achieve more far-reaching knowledge exchange impacts and create new international business partnerships in other regions of the world.
This year’s event will tackle the challenges and opportunities that come with increased competition and choice in the sector off the back of momentous higher education reforms. Delegates will gain an exclusive introduction to the Office for Students, learn how to establish their institution as an international brand, debate the drive for digital in the sector and identify ways to enhance the student experience.
Part 3/3: Scientific laboratories are extremely energy and materials intensive. Burgeoning efforts have been arising to improve their efficiency and sustainability. To explore this Efficiency Exchange will be sharing a 3 part-series on the topic. Part 1 will examine the current state of Green Lab efforts. Part 2 will discuss the importance of research quality, and how the crisis of reproducibility is affecting sustainability/efficiency. Finally, Part 3 will introduce a new tool named LEAF, and how a group of research-intensive institutions are working together to address these areas
University campus-based teaching may well be shrinking as a core business, according to a majority of vice-chancellors surveyed by PA Consulting. Paul Woodgates and Mike Boxall consider some of the opportunities and challenges facing institutions as they diversify income streams in the coming decade.
Single discipline teaching labs can often be under used: typically for just 24 weeks per year. Ian Tidmarsh explains how new larger teaching labs at the University of Birmingham aim to provide more flexibility, higher utilisation and thus deliver better value for money.