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Note: This post was written by a senior researcher at a centre for local and regional development studies at a Russell Group university, who asked not to be named. -John Whitfield, comment and analysis editor, Research Fortnight. It’s interesting to note how the word ‘local’ was quietly dropped from the title of Andrew Witty’s review of ‘Universities and Growth’ released on 15 October. When the review’s terms of reference (pdf) were published in May, they spoke of investigating ‘Universities in their Local Communities: Enabling Economic Growth’ and exploring “the range of ways that universities contribute to their local economies including as agents of research and innovation, as providers of skills, employers, purchasers of goods and services, and as facilitators bringing people together” and “how to create an integrated strategy between the local and national players”. Some time in the past... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Research Blogs
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