‘Keep universities under BIS’ (UK)

The author of a major review into the future of collaborations between universities and business has suggested that higher education should stay in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills rather than be sucked into a larger Department for Education. Speaking at the University Alliance’s Open Doors: Universities Open for Business? event in London on 1 March, Sir Tim Wilson, former vice-chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, said universities “should be at the very heart of our economy, and that requires joined-up economic and higher education policy; something that BIS is achieving”. His comments follow speculation that Michael Gove, the education secretary, wants to bring the academy under his remit.

Source: Times Higher Education http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=419252&c=1