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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Kiran Virk said: "We hope that this streamlining of departments will reduce the duplication of bodies which exist within the UK's skills system and make it easier for education providers to meet the demands of businesses." 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.
It is sponsored by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills. See www.innovateuk.org
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."
The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills underestimated numbers qualifying for grants - 40 per cent instead of a third - and faced a pounds 200million shortfall.
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".
The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills will consult on a new right to request time to train, which will allow millions of employees to start a conversation with their employers about how they can become more productive members of staff and enjoy better career prospects.
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