Fears about how much research funding is being wasted on fraudulent projects may be overstated.
European economists ‘swap sex for promotion’ Subscription
Survey of 400 academics reveals almost all admit involvement in at least one unacceptable research practice
Rejected work gets back in the line-up Subscription
Paper turned down for plagiarising surfaces in another of publisher’s journals
A climate scientist has distanced himself from newspaper suggestions that his paper on global warming was rejected by a journal for political reasons
SMEs need tools as well as content to pinpoint research ‘nuggets’, says Elsevier chief
Loughborough academic alleges ‘process problem’ with journal’s trust-based system
As giving grows in importance, universities need to engage seriously with the topic, says Charles Keidan
Scholarship can be a fearsome activity, as Chris Walsh discovered when he set out to investigate the figure of the coward
Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman on the long shadow cast by Francis Galton’s theory
Amanda Goodall and Andrew Oswald examine the state of the disciplines
Four scientists reflect on the perks and drawbacks that go hand in hand with winning the most prized prize
The academic discipline is invaluable in detecting and debunking myths about the past and future, say Jo Guldi and David Armitage
Nicholas Till acknowledges his debt to Margaret Thatcher and explains why he regrets his Cambridge degree
What could be easier than adding audio-visuals to your conference paper? John Corner on waiting for the gift of sound and vision
Rowan Williams decries narrow impact agenda Subscription
Former Archbishop of Canterbury says universities are in danger of neglecting their core mission
Willetts sees potential in tie-ups with Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong
England’s funding council has been asked to look at whether overseas universities could take part in future research excellence frameworks.
The UK risks losing the global race to exploit the thinnest material on the planet, warns university leader
A UK university-business incubator has been voted the best in Europe.
With Oxford, innovation is not a walk in the park Subscription
Peter Dobson, former leader of Begbroke Science Park, lays out frustrations with university
Four PhD students from UK universities have made it to the final of a competition that challenges them to present their research in three minutes
A research council has announced £125 million of funding for doctoral training partnerships in the biosciences.
Tips for developing PhD research questions Subscription
Time management skills and extensive reading can help students develop a sophisticated set of research questions. Plus the latest higher education jobs and appointments
The Russell Group will spend £9 billion on capital projects over five years, “comparable” to the UK’s spend on hosting the Olympics, a report claims
RCUK takes open-access green targets off fast track Subscription
Policy continues to worry academics despite research councils’ concession
RCUK has announced it will not enforce its stated embargo periods for green open access