And just about the worse thing we could do would be to send out the campus Tory boys and girls to bark the party’s message like an army of daleks.
The most successful ones will be those that maintain their partnerships in Europe, but also look farther afield to forge new associations across the globe.
Higher education is overwhelmingly geared towards high-quality research, and the Government’s new proposals don’t tackle the root causes of this imbalance.
These graduates are not taking jobs from anyone: they’re filling skills gaps and it’s grossly unfair to pretend anything else.
Many employers seem to want the sun, moon and stars when it comes to recruitment; it’s a pity then that some of them won’t pay for it.
It could have an important role in re-balancing the attitudes of university managers towards the relative values of teaching and research.
The commonly-held belief on the Right that academia is a leviathan of leftist groupthink is a little wide of the mark.