Ministeri d’Universitats, sense Universitats al nom

ImageA Anglaterra s’està remodelant també el govern per circumstàncies diverses. D’acord amb el web del THES, s’han fusionats dos ministeris en un de nou, el Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Prové del Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) i del Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR).

El THES comenta el fet que la paraula Universitats (tampoc Recerca) surti al nom del ministeri. Segurament que Skill no és ben bé equivalent a la nostra paraula habilitat o destresa, però és molt llunyana de scholarship, science o higher education.

Segons el govern britànic,

In a statement, Downing Street said the move would put further education and universities “closer to the heart of government thinking about building now for the upturn”.

Downing Street said the department would “invest in the development of a higher education system committed to widening participation, equipping people with the skills and knowledge to compete in a global economy and securing and enhancing Britain’s existing world-class research base” and “continue to invest in the UK’s world-class science base and develop strategies for commercialising more of that science”.

The statement added: “The merger of BERR and DIUS brings together the parts of the government with key expertise in these areas. It combines BERR’s strengths in shaping the enterprise environment, analysing the strengths and needs of the various parts of British industry, building strategies for industrial strength and expertise in better regulation with DIUS’s expertise in maintaining world class universities, expanding access to higher education, investing in the UK’s science base and shaping skills policy and innovation through bodies such as the Technology Strategy Board.”

El ministeri (Department) de Children, Schools and Families prota els temes d’educació no universitària.

L’article del THES comenta que el ministeri DIUS ha estat un dels més curts de la història, només dos anys… si volen, els hi poden explicar una experiència d’un de semblant, de molt menys. I més proper.