Past generations of politicians relied on their careers on supporting the country and ensuring future prosperity. Today we seem to be in a world of religious zealots who don’t listen to their voters: Brexit is hard Brexit and who cares what happens to Britain in the next few years. I’ll be ok, but you might all be poor. We are in a very strange world.
Does it therefore fall to universities and commercial companies working in partnership to try and ensure economic prosperity and support UK plc in the future as Brexit and other forces provide real challenges to the future prosperity of the country?
The University of Sheffield, at the heart of a city which was once the steel entre of the world, has made major investments in the future of engineering in the UK, through the Diamond Building, future engineering research facilities and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), with partners including large firms such as Boeing and small niche firms. All are essential to the future prosperity of engineering in the UK.
The Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF) is holding its third annual conference at the Diamond Building designed by Twelve Architects, the largest investment in engineering education ever made at the University of Sheffield, followed with an evening at the Sheffield Hallam University. Together, these two universities are seeking to ensure that Sheffield retains its historic reputation for enterprise, manufacturing, engineering and innovation in a world of uncertainty.
Join us for the discussion and debate.