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Heads of Universities From 28 Countries See UK as Model of Enterprise in University Sector

Originally published 20 February 2003

Six University Vice-Chancellors, Yemen’s Education Minister, and 25 other senior university figures from 28 countries are gathering at the University of Warwick next week (week commencing 24th Feb) in an event showcasing enterprise in UK universities. The event is managed by the British Council and led by Mercia Institute of Enterprise at the University of Warwick.

This seminar, The Enterprising University, will show how UK universities have through enterprising management created assets and new revenue streams. The event will also explore how more enterprise and entrepreneurship has been brought into the student curriculum.

The seminar will introduce examples from four of the UK's top performing enterprising universities; Warwick, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge. Seminar participants will be based at the University of Warwick and undertake a study visit to Cambridge University. They will also have leisure time in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and Cambridge.

Note for editors: Conference Director: Professor Stephen Hagen is Director of the Mercia Institute of Enterprise, an entrepreneurial partnership of the nine West Midlands Universities, based at the University of Warwick funded by the UK Government's Science Enterprise Challenge and with the mission to encourage enterprise and entrepreneurship across the nine universities. More information on the Mercia Institute of Enterprise is available at

For more information please contact:

Professor Stephen Hage

Director of Mercia Institute of Enterprise

University of Warwick

Tel: 024 7657 4002