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Professor Sir Keith Burnett comments on issues that matter to the University of Sheffield and its partners.

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Can a university education still guarantee prosperity?

Sir Keith writes for The Telegraph on whether a university education can still guarantee prosperity.

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Media coverage and comment pieces

December 2017

Comment: Can a university education still guarantee prosperity?
20 December 2017

November 2017

Comment: Welcoming foreign students to the UK builds trade and allies
30 November 2017

Comment: Capitalism doesn’t work? That’s fake news
23 November 2017

Statement from the founders of #WeAreInternational
17 November 2017

Keeping faith in higher education
14 November 2017

Comment: Heroic ancestors from Sheffield and China
8 November 2017

October 2017

Prime minister's commitment to review university tuition fees
4 October 2017

September 2017

Do UK universities provide value for money?
17 September 2017

Why Boeing chose Sheffield
12 September 2017

Sir Keith on healthcare and research in our city
7 September 2017

Sir Keith discusses the current challenges facing the higher education sector
7 September 2017

August 2017

Dawn rises on a dark world of falsehoods
August 2017

Why it matters that UK higher education says #WeAreInternational
August 2017

June 2017

Fear terrorism but not your neighbours
14 June 2017

Science will not be silenced
13 June 2017

Students and UK visas
2 June 2017

May 2017

No immigrants, no food
25 May 2017

Once more into the breech
23 May 2017

Why science?
22 May 2017

Trump’s ‘America First’ approach business as usual – even for scholars
10 May 2017

Wisdom and knowledge
5 May 2017

Fighting talk is not what we need
3 May 2017

April 2017

What makes a great Sheffielder?
6 April 2017

March 2017

Agreement signed with Shanghai Jiao Tong University
30 March 2017

Industrial strategy, Beijing-Style
22 March 2017

Sir Keith discusses the importance of internationalism in higher education
20 March 2017

Sir Keith welcomes the boost for technical education following the announcement of T-levels
16 March 2017

Sir Keith's comment on taking international students out of the UK’s net migration targets
14 March 2017

February 2017

Why Boeing chose Sheffield
24 February 2017

Investment will help the Welsh valleys peak once more
4 February 2017

January 2017

VC statement on US travel restrictions
29 January

Educating global Britain - stop polarizing ‘vocational’ and ‘academic’ students
24 January 2017

A Britain without foreign workers is not Britain at all
18 January 2017

Universities are in need of reform - but further commercialisation is not the answer
9 January 2017

Taxpayers should heap scorn on the government’s loan book sell-off
3 January 2017

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