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The war against humanities at Britain's universities

The war against humanities at Britain's universities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Our universities are squeezing every ounce of efficiency out of lecturers and focusing on the ‘profitable’ areas of science, tech and maths. Could the humanities be wiped out?
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Ditch the term 'SME' and focus on scale-ups, not start-ups, government told

Ditch the term 'SME' and focus on scale-ups, not start-ups, government told | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The government should shift its focus from supporting startups and work on helping companies scale up into world beating businesses.

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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre.

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Ideology: the enemy of a sane funding system

Ideology: the enemy of a sane funding system | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

David Willetts did much while he was minister for universities and science, but one thing he did not manage was to create a sustainable basis for funding higher education.

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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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MPs call for student loan review

Ministers are sticking their heads in the sand and failing to recognise problems over student loan repayments, a senior MP has said.
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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Science communication: could you explain it to your granny?

Science communication: could you explain it to your granny? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The art of science communication is to pitch something as complicated as quantum mechanics in a way that is not only engaging but also faithful to the evidence.

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Group director of communications at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), Russell Grossman, comments on the importance of communicating government-funded science research, referring to ESRC-funded research at Cardiff University.

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