In France, although free and secular education is enshrined in the 1946 Constitution as a “duty of the State”, a growing number of exceptions allow higher education institutions to set tuition fees of several thousands of euros. They now concern a fifth of students , and should quickly expand with the drastic (+1 600%) and generalized increase in […] … learn more→
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Research programming law: towards a polarization of the university world
UK science community must develop strong international collaborations
In recent years, there has been a greater focus in both the UK and the US on more quickly turning discoveries made in the lab into treatments for patients. Such “translational research” has become especially important for science in an era of austerity, in which budgets are closely scrutinised and there is an increasing emphasis […] … learn more→
Getting research funding: is reading successful bids the answer?
This article is prompted by a couple of Twitter conversations around a Times Higher Education article that quotes Ross Mounce, founding editor of Research Ideas and Outcomes, who argues for open publication at every stage of the research process, including (successful and unsuccessful) grant applications. The article acknowledges that this is likely to be controversial, but it got a few […] … learn more→