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Universities succeed when they produce thoughtful leaders, not technocrats – Gareth Jones

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 17th, 2016.

The place of humanities in a university raises issues that extend far beyond a single department, argues Emeritus Professor Gareth Jones in the Otago Daily Times. An excerpt (read in full): We need lawyers who understand biomedical science or elements of commerce; we need doctors who have an appreciation of the medical humanities, let alone […]

Science strategy launched – Expert Reaction

John Kerr posted in on October 5th, 2015.

The Government has laid out its strategy for science over the next decade in a new National Statement of Science Investment, launched this morning. The Statement sets out the governments long-term vision for the science system, and a strategic direction to guide future investment. “The NSSI provides a timely stocktake on the overall shape of […]

Catalysing university research – Vincent Heeringa

John Kerr posted in on February 21st, 2013.

Tangible Media Publisher Vincent Heeringa describes an interesting German university-industry partnership for Idealog. An excerpt (read in full here): Catalysing university research The search for the perfect university-industry collaboration goes on. I’ve seen it operating brilliantly in Israel. Our own universities all sport incubators and tech transfer offices.  But one I visited in Aachen, Germany, […]

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