Catalogue description Records of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
|Title:||Records of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills|
Records of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS).
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|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, 2007-2009
|Physical description:||23 series|
|Access conditions:||Open unless otherwise stated|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) was created on 28 June 2007 to bring together functions from the former Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), including responsibilities for science and innovation, with further and higher education and skills which were previously part of the former Department for Education and Skills (DfES).
At its creation, DIUS’s role was to:
DIUS also had responsibility for a number of Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs). These included the Research Councils: Medical Research Council; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC); Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC); The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC); and The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Other NDPBs sponsored by DIUS were The Technology Strategy Board and The Design Council. DIUS was also the sponsor department for the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).
In June 2009, DIUS was merged with the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) to form the new Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
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