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UA comments on the BEIS Committee report on Industrial Strategy

Commenting on the BEIS Committee report on Industrial Strategy, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said:

“Alliance universities – as hubs for innovation, providing excellent technical and professional education and with close links to industry – are natural partners for making a successful industrial strategy a reality.

“The committee is right that for the strategy to succeed, its delivery must focus on firms of all sizes and strengthen supply chains, with innovation being best supported by a diverse ecosystem and close collaboration between universities and businesses.

“As the report concludes, in many areas the success of the industrial strategy is inextricably linked to the outcome of Brexit negotiations: to build an economy which works for everyone, Britain must remain open to staff and students from overseas and international collaboration in science and research.”

Notes to editors:

  1. University Alliance’s publication Universities: Delivery Partners for Industrial Strategy is online here.
  2. Prof John Latham, University Alliance Chair and Coventry University Vice-Chancellor gave oral evidence to the BEIS Committee Industrial strategy inquiry on 8 November 2016 – transcript online here.
  3. University Alliance’s written submission to the inquiry is online here.
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