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Realistic expectations keep you on the path to a PhD

Isolation is part of the experience, but peer support groups and co-working can combat loneliness and quell students’ self-doubt

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UK universities' incubator voted best in Europe and second in world

28 Jun 2014 | By

A UK university-business incubator has been voted the best in Europe.

With Oxford, innovation is not a walk in the park Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

Peter Dobson, former leader of Begbroke Science Park, lays out frustrations with university

Pfizer takeover bid raises fear for university-industry links Subscription

15 May 2014 | By

Academic proposes biomedical public-private partnerships to protect the ‘R&D ecosystem’ from commercial affairs

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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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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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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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Research degrees: one qualification leads to another Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Increased likelihood that master’s and PhD students will already have postgraduate degree

Challenges for early arts and humanities careers highlighted

06 Sep 2014 | By

Major challenges facing early career researchers have been highlighted in a new report.

More women and minorities leave jobs for postgraduate degrees Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Data analysis suggests discrimination plays a role in higher number of female and BME ‘returnees’

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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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