UCL European Institute


Competition vs. Cooperation in Times of Crisis: Recording available

27 May 2022

Did you miss our discussion on Competition vs. Cooperation in Times of Crisis: Reimagining European Collaborations? A recording of the event is now available online.

Competition vs. cooperation in times of crisis: reimagining European collaborations

On 16 May 2022, the UCL European Institute joined the French Embassy and the British Council for a hybrid dialogue on the future of European academic collaboration. 

The discussion covered the implications of the return of war to Europe and a more politicised approach to research cooperation for European universities, as well as how we can preserve and maintain academic collaborations in times of uncertainty.

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  • Professor Alain Beretz, former President of the University of Strasbourg. In charge of the mission on European universities by the Prime Minister in 2018-2020. President of COST, European cooperation programme in science and technology
  • Dr Uta Staiger, Executive Director of the European Institute and Pro Vice-Provost, Europe, UCL
  • Professor Christine Musselin, CNRS full research Professor, lecturer at Sciences Po, Centre de Sociologie des Organisations
  • Dr Vincent Carpentier, Reader in the History of Education, IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society

Chair: Lucy Shackleton, Head of Public Policy and Partnerships, UCL European Institute