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ERIC Number: ED536930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8403-6232-9
The Future of Research
Universities UK
This report looks at the future opportunities and challenges facing the UK university research base and makes recommendations as to how the system can respond to these. It comes at a time when the UK has elected its first coalition government for 70 years and is facing unprecedented economic challenges. The report is aimed at policy makers within the UK (including both government and funding bodies) and more widely at the university sector and the research community. The report and its recommendations relate to the UK as a whole, including the devolved national assemblies and governments. A small number of key themes have emerged. First, the greatest contribution that the higher education research base makes in the short to medium term is through skilled, competent and able people, who train and mature in an atmosphere of research excellence. Second, UK higher education research works well when it works with partners. Third, the track record of international research excellence that is associated with the UK's higher education research base has been supported in part by elements which may have less influence in the future. Finally, the higher education research base must and will commit to addressing the necessary changes that will enable these improvements in people and partner development.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Universities UK (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom