Posts by Sir Keith Burnett

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield

What next for China: Great Wall or Bridging the Gap?

Sir Keith Burnett

As he prepares to meet President Xi, the University’s Vice-Chancellor reflects on what China’s questions about its future mean for the political economy of the West In his speech to both Houses of Parliament during this week’s visit to the UK by President Xi Jinping, he began, as is the Chinese way, by paying tribute to those who came far … Continue reading

22 October 2015 by Sir Keith Burnett
Categories: China, Politics and policy, SPERI Comment Tags: , , , , ,

Votes for vocational education?

Sir Keith Burnett

Through advanced apprenticeships, universities and industry can unite to manufacture a more sustainable future for the UK economy In the run up to the General Election, British political parties are vying to show their vision for economic growth, and their support for the development of the vocational skills which will support it. All agree there is a problem, bemoan the … Continue reading

24 March 2015 by Sir Keith Burnett
Categories: British growth crisis, Economics, Employment, Social science, SPERI Comment, Sustainability Tags: , ,