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Russell Group calls for research investment to transform economy

Demands include quality-related funding uplift and increase in full economic costs covered on public grants

The Russell Group of research-intensive universities is calling for increased investment in research to deliver the “transformation” it says the UK economy needs after Covid-19.

“The Britain of 2024 and beyond should be fairer, greener, healthier and more prosperous,” the group of 24 universities said in its submission to the government’s spending review, which is expected in late November.

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