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New scheme to bring researchers into UK science department


Academics in areas such as AI and quantum to take up nine-month policy placements

The Department of Science, Innovation and Technology has launched a secondment scheme to bring the “best and brightest” from academia and industry into Whitehall.

The Expert Exchange scheme will see a number of mid-career academics and engineers in areas such as AI and quantum undertake placements of up to nine months in policy teams at the nascent department.

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