The Impact of Brexit on Higher Education

Hosted by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy

Online public event


Professor Simon Hix

Professor Simon Hix

Dr Beth Thompson

Dr Beth Thompson

Professor Wendy Thomson

Professor Wendy Thomson


Professor Tony Travers

Professor Tony Travers

Universities increasingly compete in globalised markets. The EU has encouraged student mobility through programmes like Erasmus. Graduate students, in particular, seek education across Europe. Researchers collaborate in increasingly dense cross-national networks. What impact might Brexit have on students and research? What might universities themselves do to mitigate the impact of any new barriers? How can the UK best compete internationally? Our panel will consider where we are and where we might be heading.

Meet our speakers and chair

Simon Hix (@simonjhix) is Pro-Director for Research at LSE and Harold Laski Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government at LSE.

Beth Thompson (@Beth_Thompson) is Head of Policy and Advocacy - UK & EU at the Wellcome Trust.

Wendy Thomson (@Wendy_Thomson_) is Vice-Chancellor of the University of London. 

Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE.

More about this event

This event is part of the LSE Programme, 'Brexit and Beyond'. The LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond is a dedicated series to stimulate the public debate and informed discussion about this most pivotal topic. It comprises a variety of events, targeting LSE staff and students, as well as the general public and specific categories of policy-makers, practitioners and professionals working on Brexit; with the aim of continuing to shape the discussion surrounding its complex and uncertain agenda. The Programme is organised by LSE's European Institute and School of Public Policy.

The European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.

The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) equips you with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. It is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Their approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.

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