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19 DECEMBER 2013

UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

"The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation."

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2009 • British businesses • consumer law • Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) • Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) • Department for Innovation Universities and Skills (DIUS) • economic growth • employment market • flexible working • further educationgovernment policy • grow a business • higher educationinnovation • Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) • researchscience research • shared parental leave • skills and education • UKUK Government

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Simon Perkins
21 JANUARY 2013

Hyper-connectivity is transforming the nature of identity

"Social networks such as Facebook and on–line gaming are changing people's view of who they are and their place in the world, according to a report for the government's chief scientist. The report, published by Prof Sir John Beddington, says that traditional ideas of identity will be less meaningful. ... It states that the changing nature of identities will have substantial implications for what is meant by communities and by social integration.

The study shows that traditional elements that shape a person's identity, such as their religion, ethnicity, job and age are less important than they once were. Instead, particularly among younger people, their view of themselves is shaped increasingly by on–line interactions of social networks and on online role playing games.

The study found that far from creating superficial or fantasy identities that some critics suggest, in many cases it allowed people to escape the preconceptions of those immediately around them and find their 'true' identity. This is especially true of disabled people who told researchers that online gaming enabled them to socialise on an equal footing with others."

(Pallab Ghosh, 21 January 2013, BBC News)

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Simon Perkins
31 OCTOBER 2012

Higher Education Commission: postgraduate system 'failing UK economy'

"The postgraduate system in the UK's universities is failing to produce the number of highly skilled staff needed by a modern economy, a report warns.

The Higher Education Commission says the system is geared towards attracting overseas students, rather than training more UK students.

The report warns that the UK is falling behind in investing in research.

A Department for Business, Innovation and Skills spokeswoman said: 'We recognise there are some concerns.'

The study from the Higher Education Commission calls for urgent reform of the postgraduate sector, saying that in its present state it will cause long–term problems for the UK's economy.

Postgraduate research has become increasingly important for innovative, hi–tech industries."

(Sean Coughlan, 23 October 2012, BBC News)

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Simon Perkins
13 FEBRUARY 2012

UKIERI: UK-India Education and Research Initiative

"The UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) started in April 2006 with the aim of enhancing educational links between India and the UK. In the last five years, UKIERI has played a pivotal role in establishing a step change in the educational relations between the two countries. In recognition of the substantial achievements and building on the success of this initiative, the programme has been extended for 5 years from 2011 to 2016. The extension was announced by the UK Prime Minister Mr. David Cameron and Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in July 2010.

Both governments have confirmed funding for UKIERI and the programme aims to now deliver systemic change by reaching out to larger numbers. It will also provide opportunities for professional and leadership development of schools, higher education institutions and vocational institutions, support partnerships and develop student mobility and skills development programmes."

(British Council)

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20062016BISBritish CouncilDavid CameronDepartment for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) • Dr. Manmohan Singh • education links • educational links • educational relations • FCO • fundinghigher education institutionsIndiainitiativeinternationalisation • MHROD • Ministry of Human Resource Development • partnershipsschools • systemic change • UK • UK India Education and Research Initiative • UK-India Education and Research Initiative • UKIERI • vocational institutions

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Simon Perkins
23 SEPTEMBER 2009

Digital Britain: Media today is participative, interactive, equal and many-to-many

"This will represent a significant change to the old analogue models of distribution, of monetisation and of participation. Media today is participative, interactive, equal and many–to–many. Where traditionally innovation and creativity was largely the domain of specialist teams in large organisations, today there is a creative revolution which is rooted in the opportunities afforded by connectivity. There is a significant opportunity to take the success of our creative industries into this interactive and participative world."
(Digital Britain: Final Report, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, June 2009, UK)

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Simon Perkins
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