UNICA General Assembly 2019

The 29th UNICA General Assembly & Rectors Seminar "Capital cities’ ecosystems and university structures to foster entrepreneurship and innovation" will be hosted by King's College London, 28-29 November 2019




Wednesday 27 November18:00 - 20:00 

Welcome reception hosted by Vice-Principal International, Professor Funmi Olonisakin, and talk by Anand MENON, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King’s College London, Director of the ESRC project “The UK in a Changing Europe”

Thursday 28 November 

08:30 – 13:00: UNICA Administrative General Assembly (including UNICA President and Steering Committee elections)

14:30 - 16:00: Parallel meetings (Rectors meeting / IROs and Contact Persons meeting)

16:00 - 18:00: Optional social programme: Guided tour at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre (registration required via the online registration form to the General Assembly)

19:00 - 21:00: Dinner hosted by Principal Professor Edward Byrne

Friday 29 November

09:00 - 17:30: Rectors Seminar "Capital cities’ ecosystems and university structuresto foster entrepreneurship and innovation" 


Practical information

The practical information guide for the participants was kindly prepared by King's College London. 


Registration is now closed. 



You will find below for your convenience a list of recommended hotels. Please note that neither UNICA Secretariat nor King's college are responsible for individual hotel reservations. All participants are kindly asked to arrange their own hotel reservations.


Hotel Name



(please note that prices are only indicative and subject to change. Early booking is recommended) 

Walking Distance from the venue (Strand)

The Hoxton, Holborn

199-206 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 7BD

£229 lowest rate available

0.6 miles | 12 minute walk

Strand Palace Hotel

372 Strand, London WC2R 0JJ

£258 best non-flexible rate 

0.2 miles | 4 minute walk

H1O London Waterloo

284-302 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8RQ

Double room from £133 /Night

1.1 miles | 24 minute walk

Z Hotel – Covent Garden

31-32 Bedford St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED

Average price included taxes per night single room £ 170  / double room £ 190 

0.5 miles | 9 minute walk

The Bedford Hotel

83- 95 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B 4HD

Best standard rate breakfast and VAT included: £‎102 single room /  £‎138 double room 

0.8 miles | 16 minute walk

Wesley Euston

81-103 Euston St, Kings Cross, London NW1 2EZ

Average price per night including taxes: Standard single room from 139 GBP / Standard double room from 147 GBP 

1.5 miles | 32 minute walk

The Imperial Hotel

156 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5AR

Standard rate including  breakfast and VAT:  £‎101 single room /  £‎136 double room 

0.9 miles | 18 minute walk




If you have any questions about the UNICA General Assembly, please contact Laura Brossico (UNICA Secretariat): office@unica-network.eu.


Thursday, 28 November, 2019 to Friday, 29 November, 2019
Host Institution: 
King's College London
King’s College London