University Alliance has announced that Middlesex University will be joining its ranks.
University Alliance represents some of the UK’s leading universities in technical and professional education. With the joining of Middlesex University, the group now represents 13 institutions.
Other members of University Alliance include UWE Bristol, University of Brighton, University of Greenwich, Teesside University, University of South Wales, Oxford Brookes University, Leeds Beckett University, Kingston University, University of Hertfordshire, Coventry University, Birmingham City University and Anglia Ruskin University.
Professor Debra Humphris, chair of University Alliance and vice-chancellor of the University of Brighton, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Middlesex University to the Alliance. Middlesex’s practice-led approach to education and research, their focus on equality and inclusion and their links with local communities reflect the key strengths and values of an Alliance University.”
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Vanessa Wilson, CEO of University Alliance, said: “Alliance universities will be central to the UK’s recovery from Covid-19 and to delivering levelling up across the UK. We will continue to work collaboratively to ensure our universities are in the best possible position to deliver against these goals.”
Middlesex University joining University Alliance aligns with the university’s goals set out in its Strategy to 2031 agenda, to transform individuals, communities and organisations for the better.
Professor Nic Beech, vice-chancellor of Middlesex University, said: “At Middlesex, our core purpose is to create and put knowledge into action. Our new University Strategy for 2031 unites the University around our distinctive practice-based approach in the way we educate, research and engage with society and our community.
“The University Alliance provides an important and influential voice for its member institutions and our goals and ambitions align extremely well. I look forward to working collaboratively with members as we put our new strategy into action to meet the social and economic challenges ahead.”
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