British academy

Language matters

This report, launched on 3 June 2009, 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.

The following documents are available: 

  • British Academy position paper
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  • Full text of the report commissioned from RAND Europe (Language Matters: The supply of and demand for UK born and educated academic researchers with skills in languages other than English)
  • Press release

For the origins of this report, see