As the UK begins the process of leaving the European Union, this timely seminar will look at priorities for international collaborations and partnerships in research.

Sessions will focus on developing the UK’s international profile in the global research landscape, and the key challenges and opportunities associated with both leaving the EU and developing new partnerships.
Delegates will discuss future involvement in Horizon 2020, availability of European Research Council funding and mobility of researchers. Further discussion will assess next steps for the Newton Fund and its links with new partners and priorities for new research partnerships, including case studies of current collaborative projects outside of the EU, the current state of global partnerships and key concerns from both R&D businesses and academics.

The seminar will include keynote addresses from Professor Stuart Taberner, Professor of Contemporary German Literature, Culture and Society, University of Leeds and Director of International and Interdisciplinary Research, RCUK – and Claire Durkin, Head of Global Science, Innovation and Knowledge Economy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

We expect attendees to include university vice-chancellors, pro-vice-chancellors and research directors, international embassies, R&D businesses, catapult centres, research consultancies and others with an interest in this area of policy and practice.

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