David Willetts

Public lecture: What is a university education and where is it going?

The Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts will be joined by Professor James Wilsdon, Professor Simon Marginson and Professor Claire Callender to reflect critically on his own transformative system reforms, and on where universities have come from and where they are going. Registration for this event is essential. Find out more

  • Global higher education engagement research

    This research programme investigates the ways in which higher education is becoming globalised and looks at how to build a productive local/global nexus. Simon Marginson leads this programme.

  • Social and economic impact of higher education

    This research programme investigates the ways in which higher education can lead to greater equality and social mobility, and how policy can anticipate its social and economic effects. Claire Callender leads this programme.

  • Local higher education engagement

    This research programme investigates the ways in which UK higher education is embedded in communities, labour markets and government, and how it can enhance its impacts. James Wilsdon leads this programme.

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