Universities can provide horsepower to UK’s growth drive
Pioneering scientific research and innovative application of discoveries can help add the necessary traction for the UK’s economic recovery according to Professor Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, the most recent institution to join the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) group of framework universities.
Professor Thomas, describing the role universities can play in the drive for growth in a short film posted today on EPSRC's website, said: "Technologies are driven out of universities and into the economy. I am absolutely clear that this is a knowledge economy, I am absolutely clear that what is needed is high added value, intellectual, creative skills. We are producing the skilled people that this economy needs."