As research funding becomes increasingly linked with impact assessment, academics will need help seeking out business partners, sector leaders say

Macho man

Hypermasculine men may be more likely to take part in trials, misrepresenting the male population, scientists warn

Obstacle course

UKCGE head warns of potential consequences for research students from sector shake-up


Largest amount of cash handed out by research councils overall since 2014-15 brings an end to negative trend

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Getting innovations to market can be a conundrum, but help and support is available for those limbering up for the knowledge exchange framework, says Siraj Ahmed Shaikh 

James Fryer illustration (16 November 2017)

Traditions, success and lack of self-reflection limit higher education's role in thought revolutions, says Geoff Mulgan

BP, oil, spill, deepwater horizon, environment

Ahead of his Vincent Briscoe Lecture, Bill Durodié calls on researchers to engage with issues of great social and technological ambition

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China now third behind US and UK on Clarivate list of most impactful researchers worldwide

Middle East

Six out of 10 among 278 anonymous respondents admit to at least one incident of misconduct

collaboration, teamwork, cooperation, rowing

Scientific endeavour has for centuries been driven on by both competitive and collaborative spirit, and the rankings can boost both, says Phil Baty

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Observers hope scrapping financial audits could lead other funders to cut down on research grant bureaucracy

Several top researchers exit Teesside after professors given individual ratings out of 32, senior academic claims

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Research is paid for by legerdemain, and we should be honest about it if we want to correct funding imbalances and treat students fairly

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University of Hertfordshire job cuts add to fears staff could be forced out ahead of REF 2021

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Hepi’s exposure of the degree to which teaching subsidises research should provoke a new approach to funding, says Phil Ward

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Institutions are working to increase participation by native peoples and awareness of their scholarly contributions. Ellie Bothwell reports

Stealing a briefcase

Stark figures in new Hepi report prompt calls for chancellor to tackle research underfunding in budget

Advancing capabilities of stem cells could mean researchers run into legal difficulties once more, European academies warn

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Institutions left ‘bemused’ by ratings delivered by pilot

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Researchers blame ‘old boy’ networks and evolutionary history for male tendency to stick together