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28 June 2012
Data out today from the Higher Education Statistics Agency confirms just how well our graduates are faring in our labour market compared to those without degrees.
Birgitte Andersen and Benjamin Reid
We’re delighted the Business Innovation and Skills Committee of the House of Commons has engaged positively but critically with ‘Digital Opportunity’ (known as the Hargreaves Review) in its new report published yesterday.
26 June 2012
Today the government published its long awaited response to the Wilson Review of University-Business engagement. Under previous governments these set-piece events offered opportunities for a raft of major new announcements and initiatives. In a time of financial austerity this simply isn’t viable. So it is encouraging that BIS have chosen to focus on an initiative that will help to consolidate progress and share good practice – a National Centre for Universities and Business Collaboration.
20 June 2012
Today’s labour market statistics were welcome news, but there may be a sting in the tail. Rising employment, falling unemployment and strong private sector job creation should always be welcomed, but it is surprising when the output numbers tell us we were entering a recession at exactly the same time.
13 June 2012
Design is extremely important to innovation, often acting as the key link between a piece of technology and the user. We were recently commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office to look at the international aspects of the UK design industry, and assess what support policy can offer the industry. The results are being given their first airing at an event at the Big Innovation Centre this evening.
01 June 2012
The manufacturing sector shrank rapidly in May, according to data released this morning; looking closely at the data provides even more reason for concern, and the case for policy action is growing.