Cookie policy: This site uses cookies to simplify and improve your usage and experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information on how we use and manage cookies please take a look at our privacy and cookie policies. Your privacy is important to us and our policy is to neither share nor sell your personal information to any external organisation or party; nor to use behavioural analysis for advertising to you.

THE Opinion

Government recognises growth is already in the university mission

Greg Clark’s portfolio will benefit institutions by recognising the vital role they play in local communities, Lord Heseltine argues

  • pause slideshow

More recent opinion

Closing the ‘town-gown’ gap Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

The new universities minister Greg Clark also has ‘cities’ in his remit, but cries of mission creep may be premature

More leaders

Help the medicine go down Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Our Head of Zodiac Studies, Professor Mike Draco, has warmly welcomed the appointment of Greg Clark as the new minister for universities and science

More from Laurie Taylor

#WillettsLegacy: departing minister’s merits mulled Subscription

By

Champion of science and open access, best of a bad Tory lot or crusher of the university’s soul? The Twitter flock speaks

The Scholarly Web archive

Countdown to the Scottish referendum Subscription

24 July 2014

Ferdinand von Prondzynski on the importance of the international nature of Scotland’s academy, no matter how the vote goes

From Where I Sit Archive

More from our columnists

THE podcast: 24-30 July 2014 issue review

24 Jul 2014

The row over pensions, the number of universities charging £9,000 tuition fees, grant application success rates, and academics in comic books are all up for discussion this week

THE podcast: 17-23 July 2014 issue review

17 Jul 2014

The cabinet reshuffle that sees Greg Clark replacing David Willetts as the minister for universities and science, the 2014 THE Summer Reads, and Anglo-Israeli academic collaboration are all up for discussion on this week’s issue review

More podcasts

Shift in opinion over boycott of Israel Subscription

24 July 2014

The academic boycott of Israel is a boycott of institutions not individuals, and there has been a tidal shift of opinion in favour of a boycott - this week, a fourth US academic association voted to support it

Seeing the big picture Subscription

24 July 2014

David Roberts suggests that using full-slide images with minimal text can fully exploit students’ learning potential

More letters

Jobs