Still time to influence the impact agenda 5

December 3, 2009

I really enjoyed Dave Delpy's piece, in which he sends up RCUK's policy on impact statements by pretending to be a hopelessly ignorant quangocrat with no understanding of the nature and role of pure research. I particularly liked the part where he offers to write all our impact statements; I would love to see his thoughts on the expected social and economic impact of finding, or failing to find, the mass of the Higgs boson.

This article continues a long Times Higher Education tradition. I remember items on running a university as a business, the importance of branding and treating students as consumers. One thing puzzles me: why don't you collect all these spoof articles and publish them on 1 April, leaving the magazine free for serious debate during the rest of the year?

Dave Kimber, St Neots.

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments