Universities minister speaks at Engage HEI 2012
Published 13 January 2012
David Willetts speaking at the Engage HEI conference at the Work Foundation in London.
During his speech he urged universities to increase their efforts to boost knowledge transfer income from businesses despite a stagnant economy.
He called for universities to increase their income from businesses by 10% over the next three years, and said more universities should offer placements as part of degree courses to help furnish graduates with employability skills.
Research at the conference, held at the Work Foundation in London, also revealed the success of the LEAD programme, originally developed by Lancaster University Management School, which is being extended to the South West and London.