NCUB announces launch of Growing Value: Scotland Task Force

Rob Woodward (Chief Executive, STV Group plc) and Professor Sir Ian Diamond (Vice-Chancellor, Aberdeen University) are to co-chair the NCUB Task Force on growing the value of Scottish research and development. Rob Woodward said: “Businesses and academia have much to offer each other in terms of talent, research, and expertise and this task force will help to find ways to improve those interactions in Scotland.” Professor Sir Ian Diamond said: “Academia has much to learn from the world of business and vice versa to make sure that graduates are leaving with the right skills, companies have access to the most exciting research and we are creating the innovative businesses that will ensure growth.”

Growing Value: Scotland Task Force

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2014-15 National Engineering Competition for Girls Opens

For the second year the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) is running the National Engineering Competition for Girls, open to every girl in secondary education in the UK. The campaign forms part of NCUB’s Talent 2030 campaign to double the percentage of engineering students that are women and tackle the severe lack of women working in engineering in the UK.

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Global Graduates

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Q&A: Making Placements Work

NCUB interviewed Aston University Deputy Vice Chancellor Helen Higson about successful student placements.

50 Under 30 Network

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Academic and Business Collaboration at a Local Level – an SME’s Perspective

A company co-founder on how working with the University of Reading has had huge benefits for her business.

The entrepreneurial university

Director of the Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme Professor Paul Coyle discusses the entrepreneurial university.