11 Sep 2014
In a new report (published on 11 September) the university think-tank million+ says that the government must increase taxpayer investment in research and development to match that of the UK’s competitors. However, the think-tank warns that access to research funding risks becoming a ‘closed shop’ as a result of government policies which have directed more and more resources to fewer universities. The report, The Innovation Challenge: A new approach to research funding, says that the next government should fund research capacity in all universities and create a new stream of funding for translational research in order to support innovation, address imbalances in regional growth and ensure that students have access to research-informed teaching and facilities wherever they study.
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