Policy, Politics and the Third Misison

Seminar Overview

While universities have long since been considered a form of least cost state apparatus, Higher Education in the UK is in an era of unprecedented change. The shifting contours of the Higher Education landscape have and continue to see the relationship between the Government and universities (and the sector more broadly) be renegotiated. The importance of universities to both the economy and society is widely acknowledged, yet extending the socio-economic impact of universities remains a political priority and so this seminar will examine the role of public policy in guiding and facilitating these new imperatives. Speakers include those with expertise and experience in the politics of higher education, all of whom will make valuable contributions to the dialogue on the dynamics between the Third Mission, universities, and the state.


Dr Maria Nedeva

Senior Lecturer
MIoIR, University of Manchester

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Pam Tatlow

Chief Executive


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Prof David Charles

Professor of Regional Economic Development

University of Strathclyde  

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Ursula Kelly
Viewforth Consulting
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Prof Jordi Molas Gallart

Research Professor

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Dr Juliet Chester

Head of Policy

Universities UK

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Professor Seppo Holta

Professor of Higher Education Administration

University of Tampere, Finland

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