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Higher Education: Finance

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when the commissioned reports from users of higher education were placed on his Department’s website; and how these reports were publicised. (258461)

The commissioned reports were placed on the Department’s website on 16 February. A letter was sent to all of DIUS’s major higher education stakeholders from the Director General for higher education to inform them of the publication, and the sector press were informed. A feature on the reports was included in Times Higher Education on 19 February.

The reports are part of the wider debate on the future of higher education that DIUS is currently conducting. This will lead to the publication of a Framework for the development of Higher Education during 2009.