EUA and Universities UK (UUK) will organise a peer learning seminar on efficiency of higher education management for university leaders and public officials on 1 and 2 June 2017 in London.
Designed by the USTREAM project, the first seminar in a series of three events will focus on the policy framework in which efficiency and effectiveness has been approached in the UK, and the ways in which institutions have developed strategies to address these policy priorities. The seminar will be chaired by Sir Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen and Chair of UUK Efficiency Task Group.
The UK experience will provide the background for the reflection and discussion of the following questions: What are the drivers for policy makers, and the levers and mechanisms used to stimulate action? How are efficiency and value for money strategies developed, and what are the key factors underpinning a success? How are targets, data and benchmarking used to drive improvement? How do senior leaders assure boards that strategies are being effectively implemented?
Participation in the USTREAM peer learning seminars is subject to a selection process. The deadline for expression of interest to attend the seminar in London is 7 April (extended to 24 April). Late applications (until 11 April) may be considered if places are still available. More details and the application form can be found on the project webpage.