Higher education

Higher education

Our policy work considers how to strengthen the discipline of statistics in supporting scientific endeavour across universities. Areas of interest include promoting UK investment in scientific research, ensuring universities have strong statistical centres of expertise to work with other disciplines, developing the quantitative skills of non-statisticians, and considering the ‘people pipeline’ to ensure the UK has the number of analytically trained people it needs both within academia and industry.

Work by RSS in this area is steered by our Vice President for Academic Affairs and supported by their Academic Affairs Advisory Group. The RSS is one of the founding members of the Council for Mathematical Sciences which seeks to develop, influence and respond to UK policy issues that affect the mathematical sciences in higher education and research.