01 June 2016
National Innovation Plan ideas
Our universities are a vital part of the UK knowledge base but the country could be more effective in allowing new ideas to develop and grow into commercial success.
24 March 2016
Stern Review of the Research Excellence Framework
The REF is a fundamental part of the UK’s dual support system and has driven up the quality of UK research by supporting a research culture focused on excellence.
18 February 2016
The future of Innovate UK
Integration of Innovate UK with a new Research UK body has a number of significant risks and challenges that should not be overlooked.
25 January 2016
Response to the HE green paper
The Russell Group has responded to the Government's green paper, Fulfilling our potential: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice.
20 November 2015
EU Membership and the Effectiveness of UK Science
Science is a global pursuit and is most effective when ideas and people are mobile across borders. EU membership helps to underpin the competitiveness of our leading universities and the UK economy as a whole.
07 September 2015
Comprehensive Spending Review
Our evidence sets out how investing in world-class research, innovation and higher education will build a resilient economy and create highly-skilled jobs. The positive impacts would be felt immediately and continue to deliver across the country for decades to come.
04 September 2015
Parliamentary inquiry on the science budget
Investment in excellent research should be increased in order for the UK to continue to be internationally competitive and to strengthen the pipeline for growth and jobs.
14 June 2015
EU data protection regulations
A joint statement with research charities and organisations calling on the European Parliament, Commission and Council to maintain exemptions that will allow vital research to continue under proposed new data protection regulations.
17 April 2015
Response to the Nurse Review of Research Councils
As an essential part of the dual support system, the Research Councils are vital for supporting excellent research in the UK, playing a key role in sustaining the UK’s position as a global leader in science and research.
06 March 2015
Dowling Review of university-business collaboration
Russell Group universities are leaders in establishing long-term multi-dimensional relationships with businesses and contribute out of all proportion to their size on key economic measures.