New Report Scopes the Landscape of Future Research Assessment
A new report draws on contributions from more than 3,700 researchers to look at the current research landscape in the UK, including systems of research assessment, and to look ahead at how it may change over the next five to ten years.
Marking the launch of a new research on research institute, James Wilsdon reflects on the challenges of making good research and development policy. One surprising thread of continuity between Boris Johnson’s government and that of Theresa May, is its enthusiasm for research and innovation.
The UK government’s announcement of its plans to offer extended post-study work visas for international graduates of UK universities has received an unusual response - unalloyed praise from the higher education sector.
Establishing, Developing, and Sustaining a Community of Data Champions
While research data support units now exist in many universities, these are typically not able to provide discipline-specific expertise or resources. This article focuses on the Data Champion Programme at the University of Cambridge, which empowers discipline-specific expertise already embedded within each unit to advocate for good RDM and to deliver support locally.
British Public Proud of the UK's Universities, New Poll Reveals
There is a myth that the public are sceptical about the merits of universities. In fact, as this research shows, the opposite is true. The public are hugely positive towards universities and see the benefits of a university education.
Current Visa Restrictions a Threat to UK Establishing Itself As a Global Hub for Health and Science
A letter was sent to UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid MP expressing ‘grave concern about the current visa application process for international academics and scholars to visit the UK for academic conferences’.
A top UK university is planning a 'unique' post-Brexit arrangement with a German university in which staff will be appointed jointly by both institutions, with the aim of keeping access to EU research funding for UK academics.