Impact of Higher Education Institutions on Regional Economies: A Joint Research Initiative



Belfast Castle Conference January 2009


Wednesday 28th January 2009,  Belfast Castle, Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 5GR

Higher Education - Making a Difference to Economies and Communities 

 This was a one day seminar which aimed to encourage engagement between the research teams and a range of policy professionals, business and community organisations in Northern Ireland. For most of the teams research was still at a relatively early stage and this event was an opportunity to discuss the intention of their research, preliminary findings and ongoing work.

The seminar was opened by Sir Reg Empey, Minister for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland and the proceedings were chaired by Fergus Devitt, Director of Higher Education, Department for Employment and Learning. A copy of the  Full Programme is available .

Copies of the powerpoint presentations together with audio recordings of a number of the presentations are available here.

The initiative Advisory & Funder Group with The Minister for Employment and Learning

L-R: Wendy Lecky (DEL), Sir Reg Empey ( Minister for Employment and Learning), Adrian Day (HEFCE), Ann Millar(SFC), Jennifer Edwards (ESRC), Teresa Cooper (HEFCW)