On Thursday 27 October, London Higher and five of its members welcomed the Stockholm Academic Forum to London. The meeting was hosted by Dr Peter Bonfield, Vice Chancellor at the University of Westminster and Vice Chair of the London Higher board on the university’s campus.
The Stockholm Academic Forum is a capital-based network of universities and higher education institutions, similar to London Higher, with an aim to gather senior leaders to share thoughts around common challenges, motivations and future plans.
With a welcome from Professor Amanda Broderick, Vice-Chancellor of the University of East London and Chair of the London Higher board, representatives at the meeting discussed the importance of sustainability, student mobility, EDI, research and collaboration. Each university represented introduced the work they currently do in these areas and shared both challenges and best practice with each other.
The meeting was a good starting point for future collaboration and London Higher will continue to liaise with the Stockholm Academic Forum to formalise this partnership.
The following institutions were represented at the meeting: London Higher; University of East London; University of London; University of Westminster; Queen Mary, University of London; Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; Swedish Defence University; Royal Institute of Technology – KTH; City of Stockholm; Stockholm Academic Forum.