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Implementing Full Costing to Support the Financial Sustainability of European Universities

25 – 27 October 2011, Hosted by the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nicholson Building_venue for study visit at UB (2) (1)As part of the EUIMA – Full Costing project, which aims to enhance the development of full costing in European universities, EUA is organising its third study visit by providing the opportunity to interested members of the university community to learn about full costing from an institution already advanced in its implementation.

The study visit will take place at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom on 25- 27 October 2011. The aim of the study visit is to allow European university leaders, managers and administrators to learn about full costing from an institution well advanced in the practice, and to use the experience to implement the process at their own universities. The study visit will be a unique opportunity for participants to learn about the results of the recent review of the UK full costing methodology, which will be presented by experts from leading UK universities and other stakeholders in the field. In particular, the event will provide practical advice from different management levels at the host institution, which will be complemented by expert perspectives from other UK and foreign universities. Participants will be able to learn about the key strategic issues involved in setting up full costing at their university, and to develop the skills required for managing this complex change process. These include how to set up costing methodologies, to manage the data collected, and to design effective communication strategies. The study visit will also provide space for peer learning and for building networks to share expertise in the future.

Photo: The Nicholson Building. © University of Birmingham


The study visit is aimed at a variety of university staff profiles, including university leadership representatives and administration/management delegates of European universities. The event is limited to a maximum of 40 selected participants.

Organised by:

The study visit is organised in co-operation with the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.





The study visit will take place at the University of Birmingham.

Supported by:

Seventh Framework Programme

The study visit is part of  the EUIMA – Full Costing Project, which is supported by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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