Mandelson takes charge of universities

UK“The prime minister today scrapped the two-year-old Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and awarded all of its responsibilities to a new Department for Business, Innovation and Skills designed to help the UK out of recession. The new department, which will be headed by Lord Mandelson, puts universities at the heart of the government’s business policies, and will be opposed by some academics who believe higher education should be in a department dedicated to education and not commerce …” (more)

[Polly Curtis, Guardian, 5 June]

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