Browsing All posts tagged under »universities«

It’s all about the ecosystem

June 5, 2013 by


I joined big names in science today to emphasise how important it is for the government to invest in science to maintain the UK’s vibrant ecosystem.

CRACK IT – finding solutions to reduce animal research

July 24, 2012 by


The NC3Rs is launching this year's CRACK IT challenges - opportunities for business and academia to find solutions to problems to reduce our need to use animals in research

The value of universities

September 22, 2011 by


A HEFCE report puts a value on universities' contribution to the UK economy.

UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation gets a new name…

May 30, 2011 by


We found out last week that the new medical research institute being built near Kings Cross in London – currently known as the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation or UKCMRI – will be called the Francis Crick Institute. On the same day the Commons Science & Technology Committee published their latest report on […]

Changes afoot in higher education…

February 28, 2011 by


Last week, David Willetts, minister for universities and science, spoke at the Universities UK conference about the government’s thinking on universities and higher education for the future. This included a few things that are particularly interesting for research; in particular, Adrian Smith is going to look at how ongoing changes to funding will affect postgraduate […]

The Lords questioning government over science cuts this morning

December 22, 2010 by


There was a short question on science funding in the Lords this morning which gave all the expert science peers a chance to raise concerns over Monday’s announcements on how the science budget is being distributed. Unfortunately the minister was not saying much more and not answering any of the specifics. Still it was a […]

When will we know how much money HEFCE has to spend?

December 13, 2010 by


In answers to a few recent parliamentary questions, David Willett’s has mentioned that the government’s annual grant letter to the Higher Education and Funding Council for England (HEFCE), confirming what HEFCE’s budgets will be for 2011-12 and setting out some objectives for how they should spend them, will be out before Christmas. Caroline Lucas: To ask […]