Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DUIS) or Department
for Education and Skills - DCMS
the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DUIS) or
Department for Education and Skills
note: The Department for Education and Skills is now The Department
for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS)
new Department brings together functions from two former departments.
Science and innovation responsibilities from the Department of Trade
and Industry. Skills, further and higher education from the Department
for Education and Skills. To build a dynamic, knowledge based economy
the new Department will draw together the nation's strengths in
colleges, research, science and universities. To
ensure the wider personal, community and cultural benefits of education
and science are supported, the Department will work closely with
other departments (including the Department for Business, Enterprise
and Regulatory Reform (BERR), Department for Children Schools and
Families (DCSF), Department for Communities and Local Government
(CLG) and Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and others).
Role of the DIUS
Britain can only succeed in a rapidly changing world if we develop
the skills of our people to the fullest possible extent, carry out
world class research and scholarship, and apply both knowledge and
skills to create an innovative and competitive economy.
The work of
DIUS - on further and higher education, innovation, science and
technology, intellectual property, and supporting evidence-based
policy making across government - is therefore essential to national
It is just as
important to our national wellbeing. Skills offer us all the means
to better wages and more secure lives. Learning raises aspirations
and helps to create a society where no-one is left behind and where
we make best use of everyone's talents.
for all post-19 learning - from basic literacy to postdoctoral biochemistry
- DIUS will improve the nation's skills at every level, with provision
for people at every stage of their adult lives.
The same ambitions
inform our drive to create a leading knowledge economy. By supporting
an excellent science and research base, and by encouraging innovation
in all sectors, we will improve quality of life in this country
through new technologies and improved public services. The Government's
aim is to make the UK the leading place in the world in which to
be an innovative business, public service or third sector organisation.
We aim to build an Innovation Nation in which innovation thrives
at all levels - individuals, communities and regions.
serve learners and businesses (including the public sector).
we must create an excellent, accessible education system to give
people the skills they need to prosper, especially those making
the difficult transition from welfare into work or from an unskilled
job towards a more rewarding career. We must open up second chances
for working age adults to unlock their talents.
the same system must provide people with the skills they need today,
and for the future.
DIUS aim to create the environment in which researchers and businesses
can work together to turn their ideas into high-value products and
support the Government's agenda in many areas - from climate change
to national security - through our work. And they support better
Government by building skills for those working in Government, and
supporting excellent use of science and research policy making.
The DIUS budget
reflects the importance of this broad agenda, rising to £20.8
billion by 2010-11. With this investment, DIUS and its partners
have the opportunity to transform lives and communities and boost
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