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John Gill has been editor of Times Higher Education since March, 2012. He has previously held roles as news editor, deputy news editor and reporter with the magazine. John can be found on Twitter at @JG_THE"
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Theresa May’s new industrial strategy will support universities’ R&D, but more partnerships with business – while never entirely risk-free – are needed
Since the Brexit vote, UK institutions have been losing friends and influence around the world. That will continue unless they win political support
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Teaching is being looked at seriously by the government, but those providing still feel overlooked and underappreciated
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