'Learn to share more': Willetts predicts new collaborative age in wake of capital cuts

Well, I’m all in favour of collaboration, maybe we will stop wasting resources (let’s try and look for the bright points in what is going to be a difficult few years).

Government announces 45.7 per cent reduction over four years. Paul Jump reports

Sharp declines in the research capital budget will bring about a new era of collaboration among universities, according to David Willetts.

The universities and science minister was speaking in the wake of this week’s announcement of the science budget allocations for a four-year period beginning in 2011-12.

Indicative figures suggest that the average capital spend on research will fall by 45.7 per cent compared with the 2010-11 baseline.

Read full story in Times Higher Education.