Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills


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Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

A former department of the British government responsible for the administration of universities, adult learning programs, and other public bodies (such as the Medical Research Council) intended to promote education. It was established in 2007 and in 2009 became part of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
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The BCI said the two departments - the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills - had created an artificial split for learners from a funding aspect.
The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) website declares that Britain can only succeed in a rapidly changing world "if we develop the skills of our people to the fullest possible extent, carry out world class research and scholarship, and apply both knowledge and skills to create an innovative and competitive economy".
As the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills puts it: "Britain can only succeed in a rapidly changing world if we develop the skills of our people to the fullest extent and apply both knowledge and skills to create an innovative and competitive economy.
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