Russell Group backs Civic University Network

27 March 2020

Responding to the news that the Civic University Network will develop a coordinated sector response to the Covid-19 crisis, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Chair of the Russell Group and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said:

“We are delighted to support the development of the Civic University Network. Now more than ever it is crucial that the higher education sector works together and harnesses our resources in support of the national response to the Covid-19 public health emergency.

“Across the UK, universities are making a significant contribution to the national effort, including supporting frontline NHS services, ramping up research activity and leading the UK’s efforts to rapidly roll-out clinical trials for a vaccine.

“In the long-term, the Network can build on this work and play an important role coordinating the initiatives many universities will be undertaking at the heart of their local communities — both to tackle the social and economic challenges emerging from the crisis and beyond.”

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