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Higher Education: Research

Volume 714: debated on Thursday 12 November 2009

Questions

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, in considering the future of higher education, to recognise the effect of the relationship between research and teaching in a university on the quality of teaching and to ensure that all universities provide research opportunities. [HL6275]

The Government’s policy is to invest in the very best research. This has helped ensure that we have a research base which is second only to that of the United States. Whilst it is appropriate for some universities to build on their own research expertise in their teaching, a healthy university system will have a diversity of missions and diversity of approaches to teaching. The choice on whether to provide research opportunities should be for individual universities to take as autonomous institutions.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, in considering the future of higher education, to support research in the social sciences and humanities in the context of the sustainability and qualitative well-being of society. [HL6276]

I will write to my noble friend and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, in considering the future of higher education, to ensure that original research is suitably recognised and funded in the context of the long-term well-being of society. [HL6277]

I will write to my noble friend and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.