• Welcome to London Higher Europe!

    London Higher Europe (LHE) is a consortium of thirteen higher education institutions (HEIs) based in London (UK) wishing to engage with the EU and form partnerships across Europe.

  • Border Stories: From there to here.

    How innovative research into personal experiences can help the EU address Intra EU mobility and Third Country Migration. This event was organised by London Higher Europe on the on the 3rd of February at London House in Brussels.

    > Presentations from the event

Welcome to London Higher Europe!

London Higher Europe (LHE) is a consortium of thirteen higher education institutions (HEIs) based in London (UK) wishing to engage with the EU and form partnerships across Europe. LHE is an initiative of London Higher, representing over 40 publicly funded universities and colleges in London, and London’s European Office, representing the Mayor of London in Brussels. Our members have strong interests in actively engaging in Brussels and wish to collaborate on European issues. The research areas of our members include cultural and creative industries, food, health, migration, smart cities, energy, manufacturing and many more.

Overall Facts and Figures for London HEIs

London’s universities and higher education colleges are a powerhouse of research, teaching and technology transfer unrivalled anywhere in the UK, Europe and beyond. Collectively, higher education institutions (HEIs) in London:

  • Generate £17 billion each year in goods and services including £2.5 billion in export earnings and supporting 163,500 jobs at all skill levels (2011/12 figures);
  • Educate 385,500 students from the UK and overseas, who are able to choose from 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications;
  • Employ over 84,000 academic and non-academic staff;
  • Win over £349 million in Research Council grants and nearly £470 million of research funding as recurrent grants from HEFCE;
  • Attract 101,000 international students from over 200 countries, who in turn contribute at least £1.3 billion annually to the London economy;
  • Produce over 146,000 skilled graduates every year, 90% of whom work in London, East Anglia or the South East.

Specific examples on how higher education in London helps with economic and social impact in the capital can be found in Working Capital published in 2010.  An update is being prepared for publication in Summer 2014. 

London HE

London HE illustrates how London's HE sector helps enrich people's lives.  It was published in 2014.


  • Projects / 05/11/2016
  • Projects / 05/11/2016
    Migration and displacement in Horn of Africa

    The EU Trust Fund for Africa’s work aims to support stabilisation and address the root causes of irregular migration and displacement in the Horn of Africa.

    Dr Laura Hammond, Head of Development Studies at SOAS University of London at the time of the award, has been awarded a €4million contract with the European Commission to direct a Research and Evidence Facility in support of the EU Trust Fund for Africa's work.

     

     

  • Projects / 05/11/2016
    The Multimedia Yasna (MUYA)

    Professor Almut Hintze FBA, Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism at SOAS University of London, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigator Grant of just under €2.5 million  for a project on the Yasna, the core ritual of one of the most ancient and influential living religions, Zoroastrianism.

Researchers in Focus

Dr Laura Hammond
SOAS, University of London
Professor Hugh N Kennedy
SOAS, University of London
Dr Valentina Stojceska
Brunel University
Professor Gerhard Kling
SOAS, University of London