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
Academic proposes biomedical public-private partnerships to protect the ‘R&D ecosystem’ from commercial affairs
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
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
Fred Inglis on the obligation of academics to speak truth to power
After almost 80 years, a woman has won the Fields Medal. Caroline Series on female mathematicians coming of age
Five students on how doctoral study changed them and their futures
We must change the way we educate students to counter rising scientific misconduct, say Tim Birkhead and Bob Montgomerie
What happens to scholars’ papers and unfinished works when they die? Matthew Reisz on the guardian’s dilemma
Academics have ultimate responsibility for the ethics of their project, says Ron Iphofen
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.
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
Research degrees: one qualification leads to another Subscription
Increased likelihood that master’s and PhD students will already have postgraduate degree
Major challenges facing early career researchers have been highlighted in a new report.
Data analysis suggests discrimination plays a role in higher number of female and BME ‘returnees’
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