Wanted: £1bn to save economy

by E Wayne Ross on March 19, 2009

The Guardian: Wanted: £1bn to save economy

As the recession deepens, ministers are looking increasingly to universities for ideas on how to boost the economy. Universities have been asked to train those in work and the recently unemployed, help improve businesses’ performance, and give new graduates advice, training and work experience with the help of a £50m scheme launched by the funding council, Hefce, last month.