Principal firm on Europe

Published: 1 November 2016

In an interview for Campus e-News, Principal Professor Anton Muscatelli says the University of Glasgow will turn towards Europe no matter what Brexit brings. Also, an update on Campus Development. VIDEO

The Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli, has given a robust statement about the University of Glasgow’s attitude to Europe.

In an interview for Campus e-News, he said: “We are going to be a University that turns towards Europe, no matter what Brexit means at the end of the day.

“One thing I want to emphasis to our colleagues and to our students, no matter where they come from from within or from outwith the EU, we are an inclusive and diverse community.”

He said Scotland had voted to remain and was taking a very different approach to the Brexit debate. On the development of the Gilmorehill campus, following the acquisition of the former Western Infirmary site, Professor Muscatelli said a final capital plan would be produced before Christmas which would seek to maximise the benefits of new buildings and facilities for our students and for colleagues. Professor Anton Muscatelli talks to Director of Communications, Peter Aitchison - watch the interview here:

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University of Glasgow and the European Union - next forum

Please join us for the second panel discussion on the future relations between the University of Glasgow and the European Union on Friday 18 November 2016. 

The Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Anton Muscatelli, will be joined by a panel of senior colleagues to offer a briefing on the discussions currently taking place about the impact of the EU Referendum that took place on 23 June.

Topics will include the future of EU-funded projects, the vital role of staff and student colleagues from the EU currently working and studying at the University of Glasgow, and how we can ensure that the voice of the University of Glasgow is understood at all levels of government both in Scotland and in the UK. The session is expected to last about an hour and you will have opportunities to ask questions.

Date: Friday 18 November 2016
Venue: Boyd Orr Lecture Theatre 2, University of Glasgow
Time: 10.00am 
Finish: 11.00am

This event is free to attend, however please register if you wish to attend.

First published: 1 November 2016