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A manifesto for universities


Professor Nora Ann Colton, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), University of East London

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million+ responds to Labour Party’s announcement on university funding

25 February 2015
A manifesto for universities

This manifesto sets out the key principles that all parties and governments should take into account to ensure the continued investment and promotion of a world class university system. It highlights the reasons why supporting more people of all ages to study for a degree and ensuring that all universities are funded to develop research capacity and translational research are some of the best investments that any government can make.

11 September 2014
Research Report: The Innovation Challenge: A new approach to research funding

The report investigates UK investment in science and innovation and reviews the history and impact of university research funding.  Successive governments in the UK have lauded the role of research in creating economic growth. Investment in innovation is valued to the extent that the science and research budget has been ring-fenced in cash terms since 2010 when most other areas of government spending have been significantly reduced or removed. However, investment in research and development (R&D) by the UK is low compared to its OECD competitors.

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