The Royal Society, it seems, is preparing to play a more active role in the higher education and research bill. In our cover story, Cristina Gallardo reports that the RS is urging Jo Johnson to ensure that the higher education bill stays faithful to the recommendations of the Nurse review. Elsewhere, Cristina finds that the Home Office is preparing to offload its research and development arm to the Ministry of Defence, and Lindsay McKenzie talks to universities concerned about funding from the European Investment Bank. For post-docs worried about Brexit, Olaf Svenningsen has an answer: come to the Nordics! Finally, our very own William Cullerne Bown and Innovate UK’s Ruth McKernan kick-off a year-long series on the return of industrial strategy to UK policymaking.
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