The Guardian HE Summit 2008
11 Feb 2008
The Business of Higher Education. Two day event held at QEII Conference Centre, Westminster

This major strategic conference for higher education leaders, senior directors and managers examines and sets out the vision of where and what UK HE should be in the next 5 - 10 years, and then explores how to make it a reality. Offering the largest discussion and networking event for university leaders and senior managers in the UK, the annual summit is designed to provide insight and solutions to the challenges ahead, map out the current policy developments and examine key management issues. It also explores how the leading higher education institutions in the world are addressing the challenges of research, global competition, student demand and funding. Keynote speaker: Bill Rammell MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS).

Programme
Mike Baker and Donald McLeod
Day 1 welcome and introduction

Bill Rammell MP
Session 1 keynote address

Bill Rammell MP
question and answer session

Panel Debate:
A vision or a nightmare? A time to choose for UK HE

Dr. Evan Harris MP
Session 2 keynote address

Panel debate:
Research, business and innovation

Question time panel debate:
Research, business and innovation

Introduction to day two and Professor Rick Trainor
Session 3 keynote address - global

Professor Sir Roderick Floud
Session 3 keynote address - European

David Willetts MP
Session 4 keynote address

David Willets MP
question and answer session

Hobsons Quiz

Question time panel debate
Internationalising HE

Question time panel debate:
Student experience and satisfaction

Delegate reaction

Kim Catcheside
interview

Jeroen Posma from China International Business Daily
interview

Susan Jeffords
interview

David Willetts MP
interview

Donald McLeod
interview