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Making the case for higher education in the creative economy: building partnerships with creative businesses

Woburn House Conference Centre, London
7 December 2010 09:30-16:00

In light of the comprehensive spending review on 20 October 2010, and following the changes to the regional development funding structures, we will need to assess what this will this mean for collaboration between higher education and the creative industries.
This conference will launch a report on the role of UK universities in supporting the creative industries, particularly during the current economic downturn.  The report will make a number of key recommendations to Government regarding their future thinking around supporting the creative industries through higher education partnerships.
Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Vice-Chancellor, University of London
  • Patrick McKenna, Chief Executive, Ingenious 
  • Xavier Troussard, Acting Director of Culture and Media, European Commission

The day will showcase some of the experiences of universities in making their case to the creative industries for increased collaboration. Delegates will also be able to hear the views of key creative business representatives on the future for higher education collaboration.
Finally, the European Commission will update delegates on their current Green Paper consultation on unlocking the potential of the creative and cultural industries in Europe, and what this means for UK universities.
Delegates will also be able to attend a workshop on the following five themes:

  • Graduate employability and entrepreneurship
  • Regional creative hubs
  • Research and innovation
  • The multidisciplinary approach
  • Workforce development

Please call 020 7419 5424 or email if you have any queries.
Who should attend?
Vice-chancellors, Pro vice-chancellors, Deans, Curriculum managers, as well as businesses from the creative industries.


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