N8 speakers address international collaboration opportunities at major HE event in France


16-17 Mar 2017. Palais de Congres, Paris.

N8 has a substantial presence this year at the major annual meeting of French higher education (HE) and research institutions. RUE is attended annually by 5000 participants, in Paris.

The event goals are

  • To gather the stakeholders of research, innovation and training
  • To widen the understanding of structures, policies, trends and developments in higher education and research
  • To share best practices, give feedback or capitalize on experiments
  • To connect different networks through exclusive meetings

On Thursday 16th, Professor Koen Lamberts, Chair of N8 Board and Vice-Chancellor of University of York, spoke on How UK universities can remain attractive as a destination and collaborator.

Koen Rue17

On Friday, Jonathan Oxley of N8 AgriFood addressed the event on The N8 as a geographic network of excellence.


Other speakers include Françoise Bartoli, CEO, AstraZeneca France; Pascale Dumas , President and CEO, HP; Susan le Jeune D’Allegeersheque, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations; and Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President, European Research Council.