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Ireland envisions 70% spending boost for research

Ireland envisions 70% spending boost for research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Strategy for 2020 aims to increase investment to €5 billion per year

 

The Irish government today released an ambitious 5-year vision for stimulating innovation. Developed by several agencies, the plan calls for increasing total investment in R&D by about a third to 2.0% of gross domestic product. In cash terms, that would mean a rise in public and private spending from last year’s €2.9 billion to about €5 billion per year in 2020. (...) - Sience, by Erik Stokstad, 8 December 2015

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US physics strategy collides with budget

US physics strategy collides with budget | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Particle physicists seek international collaboration as domestic funding faces uncertain future.

Faced with tightening budgets, US high-energy physicists have set out a research agenda for the coming decade that relies more heavily than ever on international collaboration. (...) - by Mark Peplow, Nature, 22 May 2014

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European Commission names seven researchers as its top science advisers

High-level panel includes outgoing head of CERN, Europe's particle-physics laboratory.

 

The outgoing head of CERN, Europe’s particle-physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, is one of seven researchers who will form a panel to provide independent scientific advice to the European Commission. (...) - Nature, by Richard Van Noorden, 10 November 2015

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UK faces physics ‘catastrophe’ without funding increase

UK faces physics ‘catastrophe’ without funding increase | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Report to funding council warns UK could lose leading international position.

Physics research in the land of Isaac Newton and Peter Higgs faces a “catastrophic” future and the United Kingdom will “lose leadership and credibility” on the world stage if current levels of funding continue, according to a panel of experts. Their report was completed last year at the request of the country’s major funder and released today. (...) Nature, by Daniel Cressey, 26 March 2014

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