Speaker at Conference

The British Council’s Higher Education Dialogues are facilitated conversations between policymakers, institutions and industry representatives to contribute fresh perspectives on topical issues affecting higher education. 

This workshop will examine the theme: Academia and Industry Collaboration. The programme is designed to provide training on and showcase models of sustainable partnerships between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Industry.  Sessions will include the following:

  • The establishment of a Campus Incubation Hubs
  • Use of Technology Transfer Offices
  • Collaborating with industry to deliver high impact research
  • Collaboration with industry to improve the curriculum in STEM

The objective is to provide HEIs with the opportunity to develop strategic partnerships with industry and employers. The event will bring together industry and academic stakeholders and provide a platform for you to examine the different models that can lead to strategic and successful partnerships. 

Nigerian and UK institutions that express interest in the dialogue will be eligible to co-apply for seed grants to support the development of strategic partnerships between Nigerian HEIs and industry partners.

Upcoming HE Dialogue session:

Venue: Abuja

Date:  March 19 – 21 2019

For information about the project contact the Programme Manager at HE.Nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org. 

Nigeria Higher Education Dialogue 2017

The 2017 Dialogue examined the theme: Transnational Education, Access and Quality in Nigeria’s Higher Education.

The event provided attendees with the opportunity to have a robust dialogue on the keys to improving access and quality in the higher education sector in Nigeria and in the Sub Saharan Africa Region.

Key Sessions:

  • Report Launch: Universities, Employability and Inclusive Development.
  • Collaboration between Academia and Industry: Impact on planning and curriculum
  • Transnational Education Partnerships: Quality and Access in HE

For more details and pictures from the Nigeria Higher Education dialogue, download the event communique below