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Royal Institution snubs Nurse’s rescue plan


The cash-strapped Royal Institution has decided to go it alone by spurning an offer of help from the Royal Society, Research Fortnight has learned.

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Innovation on the rise as UK economy improves


The proportion of “innovation active” companies in the UK rose between 2011 and 2013 as the country’s economy began to recover from the recession, according to the government's latest UK Innovation Survey.

free article Macedonia creates €8m fund for SME innovation


The Macedonian government has launched a Fund for Innovation and Technology Development, aimed at boosting R&D activity at small and medium-sized businesses.

free article High hopes for international REF
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An international Research Excellence Framework is an idea worth exploring but might be difficult to set up, experts have said.


free article Universities 'challenged' by globalisation


Universities are struggling to incorporate the skill sets needed to cope with the challenges of globalisation in their teaching and research, a conference has heard.

free article Data alliance eyes financial diversity
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The Research Data Alliance, an international initiative to promote and improve the sharing of scientific information, is on the hunt for funding sources that will secure its long-term future.


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