Brexit in focus when Helene Hellmark Knutsson visits the UK
On 19–20 March, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson will visit Oxford and London. The purpose of her visit is to meet UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Sam Gyimah to discuss forms of future research collaboration and exchanges in the life sciences and other research infrastructure in the shadow of Brexit.
In addition to discussions with UK government representatives, Ms Hellmark Knutsson will visit the Francis Crick Institute, a world-leading centre of biomedical research. She will also visit Oxford University, where she will meet Swedish students to discuss strategic issues concerning collaboration between UK and Swedish higher education institutions.
Monday 19 March
Visit to the Harwell Campus, an innovation centre south of Oxford
Meeting with Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University Louise Richardson and meeting with Swedish students studying at Oxford University
Tuesday 20 March
Visit to the Francis Crick Institute and meeting with the Director of the Francis Crick Institute, Paul Nurse
Meeting with Mr Sam Gyimah, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation