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[US] NIH extramural research chief steps down

[US] NIH extramural research chief steps down | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Sally Rockey increased transparency, studied biomedical research workforce. 

Sally Rockey, the longtime research administrator who steers the National Institute of Health’s (NIH’s) Office of Extramural Research, is stepping down after 5 years to head a new agricultural research foundation. Rockey expanded transparency about NIH policies at a time of unprecedented budget pressures on biomedical researchers. (...) - Science, by Jocelyn Kaiser, 11 June 2015

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UK: Student fees policy likely to cost more than the system it replaced

UK: Student fees policy likely to cost more than the system it replaced | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The proportion of unpaid loans is approaching a critical level as write-offs are on track to pass the gains from tripling of fees.

The proportion of graduates failing to pay back student loans is increasing at such a rate that the Treasury is approaching the point at which it will get zero financial reward from the government's policy of tripling tuition fees to £9,000 a year. (...) - by Shiv Malik, The Guardian, 21 March, 2014

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