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G8 pledges to beat dementia scourge

G8 pledges to beat dementia scourge | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
Leading nations have committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit.
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Universities urged to tap expanding global market - FT.com

Overseas students could be worth £12bn a year in higher education fees by 2020, according to analysis of Google search data which shows international interest in British universities growing ten times faster than interest from within the UK.
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Are too many people going to university? - Telegraph

Are too many people going to university?  - Telegraph | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
If the Government continues to push for greater student numbers, a degree will be worth less and less, argues David Ellis.
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How England can keep its first-class universities - FT.com

How England can keep its first-class universities - FT.com | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it

When it comes to higher education, Britain starts from an enviable position. A combination of open access, competition and quality in a virtuous circle is needed, writes John Browne

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Grace Hopper: Top 10 facts about computer scientist honoured by Google Doodle

Grace Hopper: Top 10 facts about computer scientist honoured by Google Doodle | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
Her work remains part of everyday life, but very few know about Grace Hopper's work and impact on computing
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Schools 'making gender bias worse'

Schools 'making gender bias worse' | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
Half of the mixed state-funded schools in England reinforce gender imbalances in terms of subjects students study at A-level, research shows.
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Is piracy possible on any object?

Is piracy possible on any object? | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it

First it was music, movies and novels, but now everything appears to be at risk of piracy. But with a "Spotify for objects" being set up, is it an opportunity for developers to realise their dreams or is there a big risk of their ideas being taken for nothing?

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UK ranks above US for research quality in government report

UK ranks above US for research quality in government report | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it

The UK is producing less research in science, mathematics and engineering than a decade ago, but has surpassed the US to be ranked first for its research quality, according to a new report.

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Autumn Statement 2013: Quantum technology to get £270m boost - FT.com

Quantum technology, which takes advantage of the strange behaviour of materials on an extremely small scale, will receive £270m government funding in Thursday’s Autumn Statement.
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Undergraduate numbers cap ‘to be abolished’ - Osborne

Undergraduate numbers cap ‘to be abolished’ - Osborne | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
The government will abolish the cap on student numbers “altogether” the year after next, George Osborne has announced.
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Against the Grain: Why the state’s technology bureaucrats must realise that most things fail | City A.M.

Against the Grain: Why the state’s technology bureaucrats must realise that most things fail | City A.M. | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it

THE PHRASE “industrial policy” seems to take us back decades, but the concept is back in vogue. Perhaps surprisingly, given history, the coalition chose to preserve Labour’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) quango.

But the concept is back in vogue. Perhaps surprisingly, given history, the coalition chose to preserve Labour’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) quango.

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Economist Debates: Smart cities

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Are smart cities empty hype?
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Live debate running until Friday 6th December

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The car mechanic who uncorked a childbirth revolution

The car mechanic who uncorked a childbirth revolution | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it

A "potentially revolutionary" device to help women during difficult births has come from an unlikely source - a car mechanic from Argentina, who based the idea on a party trick. Apart from having five children of his own, Jorge Odon had no connection with the world of obstetrics. He did however have a talent for invention.

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Stevenage Mars mission: Britain joins the international space race and prepares manned mission to Mars

Stevenage Mars mission: Britain joins the international space race and prepares manned mission to Mars | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
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industrial estate on the outskirts of the town has been dubbed Space City because of the large number of aerospace firms based there
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Imperial animal testing report ‘should resonate’ across sector

Imperial animal testing report ‘should resonate’ across sector | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
A list of recommendations on improving management of animal research at Imperial College London should “resonate” across the UK, their authors say
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Police crackdown on pirate site ads

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Websites illegally hosting copyrighted content have been targeted by City of London Police. In an operation run by the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), 61 websites were identified as displaying unauthorised material. They were asked to "correct their behaviour" and "operate legitimately".

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This article refers to some work that the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has made so far. I rescooped this article since it supports my topic about this unit and it also shows that the unit is working. This is a short but interesting article because it reports this new about the sites that the unit has cracked down so far.

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How small businesses can collaborate with universities

How small businesses can collaborate with universities | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
There are many ways for SME owners to get involved with university researchers, entrepreneurs and young talent
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Lift-off for £1bn UK space project

Lift-off for £1bn UK space project | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it

The roll-out has begun for Britain's single biggest commercial space project. The London-based Inmarsat company has launched the first spacecraft in what will be a new global telecommunications network for its on-the-move customers. Inmarsat plans to launch up to three further spacecraft in its Ka-band Global Xpress (GX) system, representing an investment of £1bn ($1.6bn).

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Top universities warn ‘quality’ is at risk with more students

Top universities warn ‘quality’ is at risk with more students | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
Britain’s top universities have dramatically opposed George Osborne’s plans to increase student numbers by lifting the cap on recruitment in 2015.
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Funds for research with other nations

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The Chancellor has announced £90m a year for five years for research collaboration with emerging nations. There is also £10m for a "Higgs Centre" to support high technology business start ups. Funding of £270m to develop a network of quantum technology centres was announced on Wednesday.

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Willetts has ‘lost control’ of budget - Byrne

Willetts has ‘lost control’ of budget - Byrne | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
David Willetts has “lost control” of his department’s budget in “spectacular fashion”, according to his Labour counterpart Liam Byrne.
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Trade Minister Lord Green says City must be 'ethically strong'

Trade Minister Lord Green says City must be 'ethically strong' | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
Lord Green, 65, believes we need to learn lessons from the Continent on how to help firms export. And says an 'ethically strong banking industry' is needed.
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Tata Motors commits to long term R&D in the UK

Tata Motors commits to long term R&D in the UK | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
Tata Motors invests in a new campus at the University of Warwick. The National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC) facility will open in 2016.
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'The right degree is always worth it' - Telegraph

'The right degree is always worth it' - Telegraph | K&I Group BIS | Scoop.it
Lately I’ve noticed degrees being denounced, as if university has become a byword for ‘rip-off’; this simply isn't the case, argues David Ellis
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