Britain's higher education is a major contributor to the economic success and social well being of the country. Higher education is a national asset, whose excellence in teaching and research is world recognised.
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.
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.