Stout defence of universities

UK“Professor Steve Smith, the new president of the vice-chancellors’ association Universities UK, has challenged the government to maintain a thriving, strong university sector. ‘Universities are essential, not optional, for future social and economic success’, he told the annual conference of UUK held in Edinburgh last week. His audience included David Lammy, Labour’s higher education minister. Smith said universities were unquestionably one of the UK’s outstanding international successes …” (more)

[Diane Spencer, University World News, 13 September]

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