http://cdn2.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/config/article28972954.ece/BINARY/logo-belfast.pngUniversities should be spending more time on teaching, according to David Willetts. In a new report, the Universities Minister suggests that the system has become "lopsided" with institutions focusing more on research than on teaching students. He said that given the growth in the number of students it was "surprising" that the time devoted to teaching had fallen, and argued that the "pendulum has swung too far away".
Mr Willetts' report, for the Social Market Foundation (SMF) think tank, looks at the UK's higher education system in the 50 years since the Robbins Report was published. More...