Video: Research value should be clear to public, says former home secretary

Universities must do a better job of showing how their research results in real-life benefits for society, Charles Clarke has argued

February 20, 2019
Charles Clarke
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Charles Clarke

Universities have a duty to show society how their research is tackling shared challenges and contributing to the public good, Charles Clarke, a former British MP and home secretary, has said. Speaking from the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit: Asia-Pacific, Mr Clarke, who is also on the advisory board of the Plus Alliance, urged universities to shake off their “ivory tower mentality” and establish wide-ranging partnerships across all sectors of society.


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Reader's comments (1)

useless comment by yesterday's man. How much does it cost to show this? Should we make impact 95% of funding?


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