Leader: One voice is loudest

April 28, 2006

One side-effect of the debate over research assessment is to add to the turbulence surrounding the various institutional groupings.

Just as Universities UK has found it difficult to represent a set of institutions with radically different agendas, the pressure groups that have formed within it are subject to similar strains. Even the apparently homogenous Campaigning for Mainstream Universities group is finding that some of its members want to strike out in a different direction. Some repositioning - and perhaps also the establishment of yet another grouping - is natural at a time of such uncertainty. But even the smallest alliances involve some compromises and no one would gain from an ever-shifting landscape of powerless lobbying groups.

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments