Workshop 'Brexit and the International Higher Education Landscape: Strategic Solutions to Sustain Knowledge Partnerships'

BREXIT and the International Higher Education Landscape - Strategies and Solutions to Sustain Knowledge Partnerships

The purpose of this workshop is to review the current status, opportunities and threats, and future projections of BREXIT. The experts will discuss the strategies for building and strengthening bridges at European-UK and international levels. They will focus in particular on opportunities for practical approaches and outcomes in research, education, mobility and impact.

Please view the program and supporting documents for more information: 

  1. Program
  2. Participants bios & abstracts (combined) 
  3. Selected background papers (combined) 
  4. British Council commissioned report 
  5. Welcome and briefing note for participants

Further Reference Links: 

  1. The impact of exiting the European Union on higher education inquiry
  2. UK HE in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ world where ‘nothing makes sense’
  3. Research ‘needs strong voice’ in Brexit negotiations, say MPs
  4. Academia amid Brexit gloom
  5. Oxford academics warning of Brexit 'disaster'

Please note this workshop is by invitation only 

Key dates & information

Day 1

Opening Dinner

Date: Wednesday 8 February 2017
Start: Welcome drinks at 18.30 for a 1900 start
Location: Montgomery Eurostar Hotel

Tervurenlaan 134, 1150 Brussels
(3 mins walk from Montgomery Metro Station).

Please register (invitation only - please do not register if you have not received the invitation email) for dinner via this link using password wun17. Limited places available. 

Day 2

WUN Presidents Forum: BREXIT and the International Higher Education Landscape – Strategies and Solutions to Sustain Knowledge Partnerships

Date: Thursday 9 February 2017
Start: 09.00 am
Location: Maastricht University Brussels Campus, Legerlaan 10, 1040 Brussels.

Maastricht University Brussels Campus is across the road from the Montgomery Eurostar Hotel where we have the opening dinner and a block reservation for 40 rooms from 8-10 February 2017. You are encouraged to book your room soon via email at mentioning the code WUN. 

Please register for the workshop (compulsory, max. 40 seats available) via this link using password wun17. 
NOTE - Invitation only 

Hotel booking information

Please book at the Montgomery Eurostar Hotel via email including the code ‘WUN’ via email at no later than 18 January 2017. This will ensure your reservation is included under our block booking.

Registration Support
Please contact Natalia Grzomba at White Rose Office, Brussels via if you need support in your registration process. 

Please note it is necessary to register for both the opening dinner on 8 February 2017 and the forum on 9 February 2017 via this link using password wun17. Limited places available. Invitation only. 

Please find information on Eurostars Montgomery Hotel Brussels here. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from Montgomery Metro Station. Please view this map for more detail. 

Getting there and away
The train from Brussels Airport to Brussels Central, or Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels Midi, followed by Metro to Montgomery Hotel; or taxi Airport to the Montgomery Hotel.