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Chile puts science centre stage

Presidential commission recommends new ministry to push technological development

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Campus close-up: Testing the future of telecommunications

The University of Surrey’s centre for testing the next generation of mobile technology has seen significant buy-in from industry

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Academics lack understanding to make business-university links work, says study

Report says projects fail when scholars obsessed with “shiny things” ignore business needs

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Traditional PhD supervision ‘under threat’ from commercial thinking

Industry-led approach to doctoral education may ‘marginalise’ mentoring

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Zero-hour numbers still unclear despite year-long study

Unions and universities divided over extent of ‘casualisation’ despite major joint initiative

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Jo Johnson outlines 'One Nation Science' strategy

Regional audits of science activity will identify areas of emerging scientific strength, says minister

University-business links see big boost

Partnerships between institutions and wider world now worth almost £4 billion

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Businesses 'forced to provide basic skills training for graduates'

More than one in five employers tell annual CBI/Pearson survey that they have provided remedial support

Break down barriers between universities and industry, says report

Complexity of government initiatives to help commercialise university research under scrutiny 

Brian Cantor: why I took the Bradford v-c job

The former leader of the University of York on how his new role’s focus on technology made the decision an easy one

Research universities ‘should lead on higher apprenticeships'

The UK’s top research-intensive universities should lead the way in the delivery of high-level apprenticeships which have same status as degrees

Regional influence: universities as the new local authorities

Jim O’Neill on how institutions outside London can do more to retain graduates and create jobs with government help

Universities turn cold spots hot

Institutions have long served as community anchors, and their role in local growth has scope to expand, says Madeleine Atkins

Time to rethink the intellectual property rights culture

Sebastian Conran calls for a fairer approach at UK universities

Pfizer takeover bid raises fear for university-industry links

Academic proposes biomedical public-private partnerships to protect the ‘R&D ecosystem’ from commercial affairs

Postgrads sought to help firms succeed overseas

Business secretary Vince Cable has announced that companies are to recruit postgraduate students to help them break into overseas markets.

Cable to call on Ucas to include higher apprenticeships

Business secretary Vince Cable has asked Ucas to look at whether high-level apprenticeships can be integrated into its admissions services.

REF impact weighting should be 25 per cent, says Witty

Impact should be given a weighting of 25 per cent at the next research excellence framework, the author of a government-commissioned review has said

Universities falling short on STEM, say employers

Universities are not producing enough science graduates to meet the needs of the UK economy, business leaders have claimed.

Universities ‘must give more support’ to student start-ups

Academia ‘has a duty to nurture students’ fledgling businesses’, Royal Academy of Engineering panel hears

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