Global Powerhouse Report- Universities

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0956
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Global Powerhouse report recognises the need for funding if London's universities are to continue to compete internationally. Given that a great deal of funding currently comes from foreign students what assessment have you made of what 'Brexit' could mean for the financial stability of the city's universities?

Answer

Answer for Global Powerhouse Report- Universities

Answer for Global Powerhouse Report- Universities

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London's universities are well-placed to take advantage of future funding opportunities, given the quality of research and teaching in the capital. London attracts around a quarter of all international students who come to the UK and has more top flight higher education institutions than any city in the world. I would expect this to continue.