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. […]



Perceptions of Impact

This work is based on a survey of fellow UCL academics. Link is still open, so if you identify with being a researcher/academic at UCL, do take part: Perceptions of Impact. Some early results are visible below. Bar diagram scale ranges from 1 (disagree/unclear) to 4 (agree/clear).

“Circle of university life in the age of neoliberalism carries on”

Painful to read – new insight into the open access debate & policy: The cost of academic publishing has been thrown back on to universities which will in turn inevitably be forced to make economic and strategic decisions about which academic papers they should fund. Expensive and elaborate peer-review mechanisms will have to be established […]

A secret agent’s secrets we can learn from

An interesting book has emerged that tries to give us general work place advice from a rather unlikely field: spying. Writes Lucy Kellaway on FT: The main lesson from Work Like a Spy is that we are much more likely to get what we want if we watch other people carefully. It helps to identify […]