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Blog: REF 2014 – a fair comparison of quality?

John Holmwood and Stephen McKay examine the results for the social sciences and identify some anomalies

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The role of the government’s chief scientific adviser, Russia’s bid to get five universities into the world’s top 100, and this week’s THE Books section are all covered in our latest issue review

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REF analysis: looking beyond boundaries Subscription

22 January 2015

We would like to provide amendments to Adam Crawford’s analysis of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Impact Acceleration Account awards and research excellence framework outcomes

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22 January 2015

We write as representatives of the Left on the Higher Education Committee and other University and College Union activists who are utterly opposed to any retreat from defending members’ pensions

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