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Sir Keith Burnett calls for a Royal Commission into the future of higher education – Sunday Times

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Many of our assumptions about universities are in fact nostalgia for this lost world. So let’s get real. Where are we now?

Do UK universities provide value for money? – Times Higher Education

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As the Sunday Times reports proposals to cut fees, Sir Keith Burnett asks how we measure ‘value for money’ in education?

By creating a market for universities, the government has snookered itself – The Guardian

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Shortsighted politicians are reaping the consequences of an unsustainable market in higher education that they themselves created.

Student success is tarnished by political attacks – Yorkshire Post

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The national ‘debate’ about universities is a mess and duplicitous, reflecting the political ambitions of individuals more than the truth.

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Economy & Industrial Strategy

2nd November 2017 in Economy & Industrial Strategy

Protecting intellectual property is a necessary evil but nations must work together – IB Times

China wants to spare its citizens from pollution and poverty. Let’s not shut it out of global innovation.

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Higher Education & International Partnerships

2nd November 2017 in Higher Education & International Partnerships

The UK needs an HE review – but not one steered by politicians – MediaFHE

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, explains why his university and its students’ union has decided to host an independent Commission on Higher Education.

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Apprenticeships & Vocational Skills

16th March 2017 in Apprenticeships & Vocational Skills

Technically speaking, we’ll do level best to support new skilled T-levels – Sheffield Telegraph

We need to let young people develop the vital skills they need to succeed more easily. For those who study T Levels it must mean a route to success in any future they want. Their and our future depends upon it.

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Video & Broadcast

Religion and Higher Education 27:37

Professor Sir Keith Burnett discusses a personal view of how our religious traditions still matter to our scholarship in teaching and research.

Industrial Strategy 3:50

Sir Keith Burnett talks to BBC News about the Industrial Strategy and how education and innovation can make it a success for the UK.

Our relationship with China 5:51

Sir Keith Burnett talks to Sky News about about working with China and the state visit of President Xi Jinping