Seeing the bigger picture: The future of UK research and development

A UCU policy statement on research policy and funding.

The following paper seeks to develop the union's position on research policy and funding. Unlike the funding for teaching in higher education, government policy on research has been dominated by a conservative, piecemeal approach. We believe what has been missing is a white paper-style document on the future of UK research.

UCU believes that the time is right for a long-term review of research policy and we call on the next Westminster government to undertake this at the earliest opportunity. We believe that it should be a wide-ranging inquiry along the lines of the 1997 Dearing review, with a broad membership base and opportunities for genuine consultation with staff, students and employers.

Seeing the bigger picture: The future of UK research and development – a UCU policy statement, Dec 14 [284kb]

Last updated: 27 January 2016

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