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The future of research

This report looks at the future opportunities and challenges facing the UK university research base and makes recommendations as to how the system can respond to these. It comes at a time when the UK has elected its first coalition government for 70 years and is facing unprecedented economic challenges. The report is aimed at policy makers within the UK (including both government and funding bodies) and more widely at the university sector and the research community.

Updated concordat must be followed if research is to be trusted

25 October 2019
Universities UK has reaffirmed its pledge to the revised concordat to support research integrity to assure government, business, international partners and the public that they can continue to have confidence in UK research and its leading researchers

Response to UK government position on Brexit and EU research & innovation collaboration

6 September 2017
Universities UK responded today to the UK government’s position on continued collaboration in research and innovation with the EU as part of the Brexit process.

Brexit will impact the UK’s world-leading research – but only if we let it

14 October 2019
With the 31 October Brexit deadline looming, the threats it poses to the UK’s research capacity can still be resolved, writes Professor Hilary Pilkington.

LEAF – A new standard in Sustainable Science

18 September 2019
LEAF – a new independent standard which is enabling science laboratories to improve their sustainability and efficiency.