Academics concerned universities are excluding interdisciplinary research from the Research Excellence Framework exercise.
Most university departments will be in a state of frenzy right now with the deadline for submitting to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) only days away. As the last Ts are crossed and Is dotted, the approaching deadline may come as a relief to those heads of departments and staff involved in the submission process. But for many academics, the process to date has been pretty grim. (...) by Claire Shaw, Guardian Professional,Thursday 21 November 2013