Accelerating and advancing UK technical skills and careers

We actively advocate for the technical community in higher education, research and innovation.

The UK Institute for Technical Skills and Strategy is home of the Technician Commitment and funded by Research England. Learn more.

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What We Do

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Insight

Publish technical research to map, understand and transform the higher education and research landscape

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Influence

Influence policy change related to technical roles, education and training, through active advocacy and collaboration

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Innovation

Establish innovative solutions and new ways of working to support technical skills and careers in R&D and beyond 

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Integration

Develop national networks and global communities, to share best practice and strengthen technical skills