Prospective postgraduate students are to be given extra information on how to choose the right course thanks to a new website.
George Osborne has predicted that 22 new Centres for Doctoral Training will “inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers”.
National group would be the UK’s first to target help for minority ethnic doctoral students
Blog discussions of flaws spur publishers to effect more changes and retractions, says Paul Brookes
Researcher warns of ‘developing credibility crisis’ in reflection on retracted paper
Editors unsure of whether to issue retraction, correction or expression of concern, ethics expert says
Academics have internalised research assessment to such a degree that the effects may be irreversible, fears Thomas Harrison
The academy’s greatest gift is in cultivating a critical citizenry who cannot be treated as fools, argues the former Archbishop of Canterbury
Universities won’t be sustainable or fulfil their missions if they manage academics using research metrics alone, says a senior manager
The academic who says riding the waves can boost cross-cultural communication and sustainable tourism
Does research assessment discriminate against female academics? asks Barbara Graziosi
Research heads and other university staff on the burdens of submitting to the inaugural research excellence framework
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Find out how academics and professional and support staff feel about working in UK higher education
Heif review to ‘look again’ at incentives for helping small businesses, says Hefce chief
Willetts’ eight are not great but ‘nonsense’ Subscription
Research areas championed by government dismissed as poor investments by technology expert
Magnetic north plans to reset the cultural compass Subscription
Umeå University aims to gain from its host city’s Capital of Culture status
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.
Loughborough academic alleges ‘process problem’ with journal’s trust-based system
Digital age of opportunity for the monograph Subscription
Hefce launches review of digital publishing in the arts and humanities
Nobel laureate Randy Schekman has pledged to stop publishing in “luxury journals”, which he believes contribute to the “disfigurement” of science.
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
Drive for cuts in the next spending review could jeopardise the ring-fence for science funding, sector warned