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"Innovation and Industry – The Role of Universities"(PDF)

Authors: Anna Fazackerley, Martin Smith and Alex Massey

Publication date: 23 November 2009

The report is critical of the current Government's policies towards universities and calls for more separation between research and teaching functions at Britain's universities. In addition, the report suggests that there should be further measures to encourage universities to work with SMEs in order to make graduates more employable once they complete their degrees. Furthermore, the authors argue that the Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme which places graduates with companies for one to three years should be expanded to address the current high levels of graduate unemployment.

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