|Dyson frets over "the glamour of web fads and video gaming"|
|Posted: 10.01.2013 10:20 by Nick Akerman||Comments: 4|
Sir James Dyson wants the UK government to boost its technology industry, and fears a lack of engineering graduates in the country.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Dyson indicated "the glamour of web fads and video gaming" was being put ahead of "tangible technology that we can export".
"The government must do more to attract the brightest and best into engineering and science so that we can compete internationally," he said.
"26% of engineering graduates do not go into engineering or technical professions. More worrying is that 85% of all engineering and science postgraduates in our universities come from outside the UK.
"Yet nine in 10 leave the UK after they finish their studies. British knowledge is simply taken abroad.
"Engineering postgraduates need to be encouraged with generous salaries. A salary of £7,000 a year for postgraduate research is insulting."
Does Dyson have a point?