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THE: HE White Paper: the higher education sector responds

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell response to the higher education White Paper, Success as a Knowledge Economy was featured in Times Higher Education’s round-up of the sector’s comments.

Maddalaine Ansell, chief executive of the University Alliance said:

“The right regime for higher education and research is essential for building the knowledge economy of the future. These plans strike a healthy balance between protecting the quality and global reputation of our country’s universities, whilst also encouraging innovation. Implementing the Teaching Excellence Framework in a steady way over time is the best way to ensure it is flexible enough to recognise the strength and diversity of the higher education sector.

“The government is right to emphasise supporting social mobility and progression, encouraging universities to focus on getting students into employment and increasing transparency for potential students. The decision to protect the dual support funding system for research in legislation is very welcome as is the recognition of the importance of innovation in the new institutional architecture.”

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