Science Budget and Industrial Strategy consultation response

03 November 2017

Universities are at the heart of the industrial strategy. From training the next generation to delivering cutting edge research and helping companies innovate and grow, their contribution is invaluable.

Russell Group universities stand ready and able to support the Government in delivering an ambitious and successful industrial strategy - both in their own right and as high value assets for the UK underpinning every other sector.


To truly exploit the UK's ability to deliver the industrial strategy then we need a good outcome for science and research in the Brexit negotiations and an immigration system that actively supports universities in attracting, recruiting and retaining talented staff and students.

Russell Group response to Science budget and Industrial Strategy inquiry Oct 2017

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