The British Academy has launched an inquiry into languages that will look at the UK’s current and future need for language capacity in a rapidly changing global context. It will investigate how well existing language capacity is utilised for public policy purposes, including the needs of different branches of government and other sectors that contribute to UK public policy.
The Terms of Reference for the inquiry look at the UK public sector’s need for languages and area expertise, the current state of language/area studies provision in relation to the UK’s needs and comparable issues and practices overseas. The inquiry will make recommendations to both government and HEIs for maintaining and improving the UK’s capacity for languages and area expertise in support of public policy.
Stakeholders are invited to respond in the following categories:
- Government and Public Sector (including armed forces, police)
- Business, NGOs, other stakeholders
- Language Providers (including HEIs, private providers)
The deadline for responses is TUESDAY 31 JULY 2012.