RAE brings to light cracks in university structure

“The controversy about how research funding will be distributed between universities following the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) has exposed a basic problem in the way our higher education system is organised … In the present economic crisis there is more need than ever to focus universities on several key missions: being at the leading edge of research; producing graduates with the skills needed for business and the public services; and providing effective knowledge transfer to firms, large and small, established and newly-founded. What we are doing wrong is trying to deliver on all of these missions with a single set of incentives …” (more)

[Luke Georghiou, Guardian, 20 January]

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