Saturday 8 March 2003

Entrepreneurial universities

Our still-elitist universities are doing well in commerce:
Although Scotland has only 9 per cent of the UK population, it generates 14 per cent of spin-out companies from university departments, grants 15 per cent of business licences and files 11 per cent of patents.
" We already know that pound for pound we are significantly more efficient at turning university research into economic benefit than even the world-renowned American Ivy League universities, and this is further encouragement."
This is good news. I wonder how much better things would be if our universities could operate completely free of political control.