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THE Research

Fall in grant application success rates at five research councils

Fewer applications prompt concerns over drop in funding and inflationary pressures

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Rowan Williams decries narrow impact agenda Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Former Archbishop of Canterbury says universities are in danger of neglecting their core mission

Hefce looks at overseas links for research excellence Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Willetts sees potential in tie-ups with Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong

David Willetts moots overseas universities taking part in the REF

03 Apr 2014 | By

England’s funding council has been asked to look at whether overseas universities could take part in future research excellence frameworks.

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Wider remit urged for Catapult network Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Hermann Hauser’s report suggests technology hubs could offer advice on innovation policy and calls for metrics to measure centres’ impact

Rechristened TSB turns a keener eye to market result Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Innovate UK is shifting its focus to boosting academia-industry engagement

Catapult centres ‘should number 30 by 2030’

05 Nov 2014 | By

The government should double the annual budget of its innovation agency to £1 billion so it can establish more “Catapult” centres, a new report says

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Research misconduct ‘not as costly as you might think’

17 Aug 2014 | By

Fears about how much research funding is being wasted on fraudulent projects may be overstated.

European economists ‘swap sex for promotion’ Subscription

7 August 2014 | By

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

7 August 2014 | By

Paper turned down for plagiarising surfaces in another of publisher’s journals

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Climate researcher rejects claims of “deliberate suppression”

19 May 2014 | Updated: 19 May 2014 | By

A climate scientist has distanced himself from newspaper suggestions that his paper on global warming was rejected by a journal for political reasons

Small firms lack resources to make most of open access Subscription

27 February 2014 | By

SMEs need tools as well as content to pinpoint research ‘nuggets’, says Elsevier chief

Concern over tacit conflicts of interest in PLoS ONE peer reviews Subscription

30 January 2014 | By

Loughborough academic alleges ‘process problem’ with journal’s trust-based system

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Hundreds of PhD students chasing every early career post Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

THE study reveals intense competition for roles at Russell Group universities, despite new openings for those seeking a research career

‘Sexy’ graduation gown criticised in Amazon reviews

03 Nov 2014

By Colleen Flaherty, for Inside Higher Ed

Hopes rise for ‘something big’ on postgraduate funding Subscription

30 October 2014 | By

A thinktank has released modelling based on a popular proposal for a state-backed loan scheme

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Russell Group capital spending ‘comparable to 2012 Olympics’

20 May 2014 | By

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

7 February 2013 | By

Policy continues to worry academics despite research councils’ concession

Research councils' 'green' open-access policy 'will not be enforced'

30 Jan 2013 | By

RCUK has announced it will not enforce its stated embargo periods for green open access

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