Language matters

The supply of and demand for UK born and educated academic researchers with skills in languages other than English

by Ruth Levitt, Barbara Janta, Alaa Shehabi, Daniel Jones, Elizabeth Valentini

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This report discussed concerns that the future of the UK's world class research base might be threatened by the decline in modern language learning and calls for a series of measures by Universities and Government bodies to address this danger.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    Demand for language skills

  • Chapter Three

    Supply of language skills

  • Chapter Four

    Case studies

  • Chapter Five

    Implications and need for further evidence

  • Appendix A


  • Appendix B

    Persons and organisations consulted

  • Appendix C

    Languages needed for PhD research

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