Globe melting into puddle of water
November 26, 2015

Unexpected creation of a ‘Global Challenges Research Fund’ means that if they want more money, academics may have to contribute to international development

student, studying, library
November 26, 2015

Clearly describing the inefficient and damaging situation might point the way to better alternatives, says Eric Silverman

Man kissing man in front of classroom
November 26, 2015

Blurring the lines between supervisor and friend can cause difficulties for academics and students alike, says study by Finnish researchers

George Osborne
November 25, 2015

However, there is confusion over the final value of the settlement, which may include 'tucking in' of Global Challenges fund

George Osborne visiting Begbrooke Science Park, Oxfordshire
November 25, 2015

New ministerial committee could wield power over research agenda, but support expressed for new pot of interdisciplinary funding

brain composed of cogs
November 24, 2015

Investment in knowledge is one of Britain’s USPs, explains Mark Samuels

Indian science professor
November 24, 2015

There’s a choice to be made on R&D investment, says Richard Jones, and we must get it right

November 20, 2015

Commitment not to merge the research councils appears to contradict plans for a bonfire of the quangos in BIS

Tangram puzzle with seven pieces
November 19, 2015

Proposed Research UK would have similar powers to a v-c over university faculties

November 19, 2015

Merger ‘inappropriate’, but seven councils would be overseen by new chief executive

James Fryer illustration (19 November 2015)
November 19, 2015

With no time for proper peer review and with grade inflation inevitable, one academic felt compelled to resign

Person dressed as chicken, London South Bank
November 19, 2015

Researchers have employed a comedian to help them reach out to a wider public

Daniel Mitchell illustration (19 November 2015)
November 19, 2015

As a manuscript haunts her, Shahidha Bari muses on Apple and the Bard

Person helping man in wheelchair up stairs
November 19, 2015

Student opportunity cuts could worsen part-time crisis, warns Open University v-c, while research concerns focus on ring-fence and ‘tucking in’

Unified Communist Party of Nepal supporter with painted face
November 19, 2015

John Elmes talks to Paul Jackson about the politics scholar’s central role during negotiations between the Nepalese government and Maoist rebels

Researcher with microscope in lab
November 18, 2015

Analysis of top-ranked groups also finds they have ‘accountable autonomy’ from the university

Kim Kardashian posing for photographers and fans
November 12, 2015

A ‘Kimposium’ will explore what the fascination with the Kardashians tells us

Bog snorkelling contestants, Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales
November 10, 2015

Green Paper recommends use of metrics, despite July report’s reservations

Indian science professor
November 9, 2015

However, success of Indian academics in the UK may be under threat as a result of universities’ focus on teaching excellence

Empty lab
November 9, 2015

Science and Technology Committee raises fears that resource spending has not kept up with new infrastructure