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Research that doesn't belong to single subject area is deemed 'too risky'

Research that doesn't belong to single subject area is deemed 'too risky' | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

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

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Research excellence is about more than the number of bodies in a building

Research excellence is about more than the number of bodies in a building | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Critical mass equates increasingly not to department size, but our ability to deliver research in different ways, says Alex Bols

 

As we enter the REF (Research Excellence Framework) submission year our minds will become ever more focused on research, with words like "impact" and "value" dominating discussions. However, underlying it all will be concerns about the outcomes, and the implications this will have on research funding. (...) - The Guardian, by

Alex Bols, Tuesday 12 March 2013
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