The Universities and Industry


    THE "Report on the Extension of Scientific Research in Manchester University, particularly in Relation to the Industries of its Area" (Manchester University Press, 1944, 1s.) which has been prepared by a committee of professors and industrialists, all of whom are members of the governing bodies of the Univorsity, to assist the University to make a considered estimate of the increase in income necessary to ensure that its science departments may undertake their proper responsibilities in the nation's economy, is of much more than local interest. In the first place, it amplifies some passages in the recent pamphlet of Sir Ernest Simon on the development of British universities, while at the same time it offers some measure of the value of the Joint Standing Council of members of the University of Manchester and the Manchester Chamber of Commerce which has been under discussion between the two bodies, as announced by Mr. A. H. S. Hinchliffe at the last of the series of meetings on "Science and Industry" arranged by the Chamber. Again, in its chapter on research and teaching, it puts concisely much of the argument advanced in the recent House of Commons, debate, by the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee and elsewhere, and attempts to give concrete expression to the means by which those arguments may be given effect.

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    The Universities and Industry. Nature 154, 216–217 (1944) doi:10.1038/154216a0

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