EU science chief: msg to academics and policymakers

CaSE  held its annual lecture last night with a most prominent speaker: the EU Chief Scientific Adviser to President J.M. Barroso. In addition to an invigorating talk about European scientific excellence and her role in promoting it, Prof Anne Glover had clear messages to the scientific and policymaking communities. Science in part of our CULTURE. […]

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Climate change gone hiding

In an attempt to buoy the climate change agenda, Chris Rapley and co-author write in the FT: The risks of climate disaster demand straight talking Chris Rapley is professor of climate science at University College London.

Work-life balance from a teen mother’s perpective in FT – too good to pass!

One of my all-time favourite topics, and one that will never have a right answer. How to combine work and motherhood successfully? The topic was visited by one of my favourite columnists, Lucy Kellaway, on Financial Times: Jobs, motherhood and varieties of wrong [You need to register with FT to read the full article] One […]

Future of open access

The academe is battling with a similar issue as the rest of the society: information overflow. At the same time as increasing volumes of academic work are published in numerous forms and platforms, still primary focus of research funders and excellence rankings are on so-called top journals. These are the ones that reap the benefits: […]