Universities have a vital role in fixing the UK’s recent failures in improving business research and development. Richard Jones analyses the wider context behind the recent Industrial Strategy Green Paper.
Research, innovation and skills will all be a critical part of the government’s upcoming industrial strategy. Maddalaine Ansell worked on industrial strategy during her time in government and argues that universities must sell themselves as essential national assets for a new industrial plan.
Ahead of Wednesday’s Autumn Statement, Andy Westwood previews what we might expect and walks the narrow passage that the government desperately needs to navigate to keep the UK economy on track and provide some hope of staving off disaster post-Brexit.
Devolution is a key theme of the Government’s agenda – universities must stand ready to take on a stronger leadership role. University Alliance, Wonkhe and other sector leaders today launch a new programme of work about the future of the university/city relationship.