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Nurse review warns of ‘danger’ of underinvestment in UK R&D


UK “lags behind” commercially successful research-intensive nations, review says and calls for overhaul

UK R&D is in “danger” due to underinvestment from successive governments, according to a long-awaited government-commissioned review conducted by Nobel laurate Paul Nurse.

Published on 6 March, the review identifies “long-standing and serious” problems in the UK R&D system that threaten to undermine the government’s “science superpower” ambitions, with a lack of investment identified as a major problem.

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