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I know there is good practice out there, and am proud that some of our university leaders and academics have publicly defended free speech. But there are still examples of censorship where groups have sought to stifle those who do not agree with them.feedback
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Oct 18 2017
We found 26 articles in which Jo Johnson said something. The most recent Jo Johnson’s quote is: “That's how ideas get tested, prejudices exposed and society advances.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Jo Johnson 39 times. On this page, you will find all of Jo Johnson’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Oct 03 2017 - Nobel Prize

The detection of gravitational waves has been made possible by technology designed and built in the UK, and the expertise of our leading researchers and engineers. The acknowledgement of this contribution in today's Nobel Prize announcement is recognition of our place as a world leader in science and research.feedback

Oct 03 2017

What is also so important to bear in mind is that students have many different choices about the kind of lifestyle they want at university.feedback

Sep 10 2017

We will continue to look at the details of the student finance regime to ensure it remains fair and effective. But getting rid of fees does little to help young people: indeed, by reducing access to education, by damaging the viability of our universities, and by piling tens of billions on to the national debt, it does precisely the opposite.feedback

Sep 07 2017

No one in the room will be unaware of the prominence of the recent public debate over levels of vice-chancellor pay.feedback

Sep 07 2017

There has been a significant increase in the proportion of people receiving firsts and 2:1 degrees over the past five years that cannot be explained by rising levels of attainment.feedback

Sep 07 2017

It is of course true that many of our universities are large and complex organisations, requiring highly skilled individuals to run them effectively. Some will be competing for managerial talent in a global market.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I have heard in recent days one prominent VC noting she was paid less than footballers or bankers. If university managers want those kind of wages, they are simply in the wrong business.feedback

Sep 07 2017

No FTSE 350 business enjoys the certainty that the higher education system benefits from in knowing it has an uncapped flow of new customers coming to it each and every year, bearing £9,000 vouchers from the government.feedback

Sep 06 2017

The best way for universities to respond to their critics is by showing beyond doubt that they offer excellent value for money to their students and by working tirelessly to address areas where improvement is required.feedback

Sep 06 2017

The debate over student finance has, rightly, increased public scrutiny of how universities spend the money they receive from fees. When students and taxpayers invest so heavily in our higher education system, excessive vice-chancellor salaries send a powerful signal to the outside world.feedback

Sep 06 2017

We have an extraordinary higher education sector in this country. What other sector can you point to in which Britain has the number one and two spots?feedback

Sep 04 2017

I want the ratcheting up of vice-chancellors' pay to come to an end. Universities need to show leadership. I want exceptional pay to be justified by exceptional performance.feedback

Aug 26 2017

I think there are legitimate concerns about how the rate of vice-chancellor pay has been growing. I would urge the sector to show leadership in this respect.feedback

Aug 17 2017

We always keep the system under review to ensure it is fair and effective. There always can be a debate about the balance between the individual student and the share borne by the general taxpayer.feedback

Aug 17 2017 - Women

Universities continue to deliver extraordinary returns for people who go. On average, if you are a woman, you are likely to have higher lifetime earnings than women who don't go, to the tune of about £250,000.feedback

Aug 13 2017

We have a student finance system that works. A university degree boosts lifetime income by between £170,000 and £250,000.feedback

Aug 08 2017 - London

There is more to do to ensure that students and taxpayers investing heavily in our higher education system secure value for money from it.feedback

Aug 03 2017

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are 43 per cent more likely to go to university compared with 2009/2010, but we know there is more to do to close the gap between those from the most and least advantaged backgrounds.feedback

Aug 01 2017 - London

There is one institution on the south coast that has seen vice chancellor pay rise from £227,000 in 2009/10 to £350,000 to 2015/16, which is really quite a sharp increase. It's a Russell Group institution. It's a steep increase, and I want to ensure that the students at that institution are getting the best experience, that they're getting the kind of teaching experience they deserve.feedback

Jul 20 2017

I think we should always allow for universities to be able to make reasonable adjustments in terms of how they deliver courses, we don't want to tie people down in fine print that might be inappropriate but the general framework of how a course is going to be delivered should be clear to the student and where there is a material divergence from what's been promised, and that is what the consultation will explore and that is a first for the system.feedback

Jul 20 2017

These would set out what students can expect from their providers in terms of resource commitments, contact time, assessments, support and other important aspects of their educational experience.feedback

Jul 20 2017

It is in the nature of a contract that someone who feels that the benefits promised in the contract are not getting delivered would have some form of redress.feedback

Jul 20 2017

Our universities are autonomous and this is a job for them to undertaken in a responsible manner. Universities must justify the exceptional circumstances for pay awards that exceed the pay of the prime minister and, where there is no justification, they must exercise greater restraint.feedback

Jul 19 2017

And the regulations are now proposed, as the honourable member opposite says – they have now been in force for six months. This debate, which cannot change arrangements for 2017/18, is therefore a sham exercise.feedback

Jul 19 2017

This is hardly new terrain for parliament. The government made it clear as far back as June 2015's budget that maximum tuition fees would rise in line with inflation. And I set out changes to fees in detail for 2017/18 in a WMS [written ministerial statement] in July 2016.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I want the ratcheting up of vice-chancellors' pay to come to an end. Universities need to show leadership. I want exceptional pay to be justified by exceptional performance. The party opposite wants to talk about process because its policy platform is disintegrating before our eyes.feedback

Jul 04 2017 - OECD

What critics fail, or refuse, to understand is that our charges actually improve access to higher education by allowing universities to offer more places• Jo Johnson is minister of state for universities and science.feedback

Feb 09 2017

Spaceflight offers the UK the opportunity to build on our strengths in science, research and innovation. We want to see the UK space sector flourish, that is why we are laying the groundwork needed for business to be able to access this lucrative global market.feedback

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