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Anne-May Janssen

Head of European Engagement
Universities UK International (UUKi) (Confirmed)

Anne-May leads UUKi’s European policy and engagement activity, working to maximise the sector’s profile, impact and visibility in Brussels and in other European countries. Before joining UUKi, Anne-May worked at Neth-ER where she represented the Dutch knowledge field in Brussels. In particular, she represented the interests of the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres and Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for international education which includes the Dutch Erasmus+ National Agency. She previously worked at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports in The Hague. She holds an MSc in Public Policy and Human Development, a BA in European Studies and a Bachelor of Business Administration.

  • Discussing opportunities and challenges for universities after Brexit, with 17% of academic staff and 6% of professional services staff at UK universities coming from EU countries
  • Understanding the decline in EU applicants and older applicants from the UK, respectively 7% and 5% in 2017
  • Outlining policy priorities to support universities to thrive post-exit, from international student recruitment to funding and graduates career and employability
  • Securing an effective post-Brexit settlement where universities can maximise their contribution to a globally-successful UK
  • Understanding how the reformed post-Brexit immigration system will look like and what this will mean for HEIs
  • Explaining the role of universities and how they can develop innovation with UK businesses abroad by sharing an understanding of the partner countries and their markets