Mon 6 September 2010, The Independent

CBI chief warns that severity of cuts in public spending could force mergers of universities

By Richard Garner
Business leaders today voice their concern over the level of public spending cuts facing Britain's universities. Richard Lambert, director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) warned that some universities might find it difficult to "pull through" as a result of the scale of the cuts.He was echoing fears expressed by Professor Steve Smith, the president of Universities UK, which represents vice-chancellors, who told The Independent he could foresee institutions having to merge.
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