Debate on science and technology report
Peers have debated a report calling for more high-calibre science graduates to help secure economic growth, on 21 March 2013.
The report, by the Lords Science and Technology Committee, says universities are not producing enough science graduates with the skills needed by UK industry,
It calls for immediate action to boost the number of students taking so-called STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
It recommends that maths should be compulsory for all students between the ages of 16 and 18, and calls for universities to toughen up their maths requirements for entry into STEM courses.