Russell Group response to Government R&D announcement

01 July 2020

In response to the Government’s announcement on its new Research and Development Roadmap, Dr. Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Russell Group, said:

"An ambitious R&D Roadmap will help ensure UK science and research remains globally competitive, delivering the innovation and productivity we need to drive the post-Covid-19 recovery and level up communities across the country. Key to this is a more sustainable operating model for research backed up with wider measures to boost collaborative research at home and across the globe.

"The expansion of the graduate route and changes to streamline the immigration process will help make the UK more attractive to the global student population, who bring significant social, cultural and economic benefits to all regions of the country and can ultimately become our trade and investment partners of the future.

"More clarity is needed on who will be eligible for the new graduate route but we look forward to working with Government on maintaining Britain’s world class reputation for research and study."

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