Speaker bio

Ms Vivienne Stern

Ms Vivienne Stern

Director, UK Higher Education International Unit
Universities UK
United Kingdom


Implementing national strategies: institutional and government collaboration in the UK and Australia
Thursday 20 October, 10.30am

Vivienne Stern is the Director of the UK Higher Education International Unit. The unit helps UK universities and higher education institutions to engage with international partners and represents their distinctive strengths and interests overseas. It contributes to national, European and international policy development, and delivers several high-profile programs and scholarship schemes, including the Science without Borders Scheme in the UK. Prior to her role in the unit, Vivienne was Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the political strategy for the membership body, which represents 134 UK universities. She previously worked at the UK Parliament for the Chair of the Education and Skills Select Committee. She is a graduate in English Literature from the University of Cambridge.

Key dates

1 June 2016 - Registration opens

19 August 2016- Early bird closes

18 October 2016 - Conference starts