Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow delivered a keynote speech to help launch the campaign at an event at University College London on 27 July. She will become President of Universities UK – the body representing university vice-chancellors – on 1 August.
The Universities for Europe campaign is being organised by Universities UK to promote the message that the EU ‘makes the UK’s outstanding universities stronger’ by contributing to economic growth, graduate employability and cutting-edge research discoveries.
Dame Julia said in her speech: ‘It is abundantly clear that the UK’s membership of the European Union has an overwhelmingly positive impact on our world-leading universities, enhancing university research and teaching. UK universities are at the heart of the biggest knowledge producing region in the world – and we all benefit from that – individuals, the economy and society.’