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If you heard recent debates in Parliament or read the news this week you would be forgiven for thinking that when it comes to security universities, students, and researchers are risks to be managed.

This view does not reflect the substantial contribution that universities and other institutions make to national security and resilience.

If you consider the key elements of the strategic framework set out in the 2021 integrated review, universities are well placed to take a leadership role in national security.

Russell Group universities across the country are at the forefront of R&D in emerging areas of technology that are providing the UK with a strategic advantage through science. Breakthroughs in fields like AI, driven by university research, are not only spurring economic growth, but also shaping our response to global challenges such as climate change.

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