Industry anger over Warwick HRI Wellesbourne merger plan turns to exasperation as the University of Warwick's senate approves latest proposals

Industry anger at plans by the University of Warwick to absorb Warwick HRI Wellesbourne into a school for life sciences have turned to exasperation as the university's senate approved the latest proposals.

The draft proposal for the implementation of the new school put before the university senate meeting on Monday states that the only viable option for co-location of Warwick HRI and the university's biological sciences department is the main Warwick campus, and that research activity based at Wellesbourne would be transferred "as soon as is practical".

Industry leaders are in little doubt that could spell the loss of the bulk of near market applied horticultural R&D activity.

For the full industry response, and highlights from letters sent by leading industry figures protesting at the plans, see Friday's (20 November) issue of Horticulture Week.


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