CUC takes to Skye

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Dr Sue Brownlow addresses the UNICREDS conference
Dr Sue Brownlow addresses the UNICREDS conference

A team from the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) has been up in the Highlands of Scotland this week at a conference examining how universities can benefit rural communities.

CUC director Dr Sue Brownlow delivered a presentation at the UNICREDS (University Collaboration in Regional Development Spaces) conference in Skye, explaining how the CUC has defined specific areas in which it can make the most significant contributions to the local economy.

The event brought together delegates from six European countries to debate and question the role of universities in rural communities, with particular focus on how universities can drive smart specialisation in regional development and boost the local economy.

The topic will be revisited next month when James M Fraser MA MEd FRSA, principal & vice-chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands, visits Cornwall to give the annual CUC Education Lecture.