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End of era as China merges funding streams into single agency

30-10-2014

The Chinese government is to reorganise its myriad competitive R&D funding programmes and hand responsibility for them to a separate science and technology agency.

 
 
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free article Galileo launch delayed to 2015
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29-10-2014

Arianespace, a French space company, has confirmed that the next pair of Galileo navigation satellites will not be launched until 2015, following problems with previous launches.

free article Has the journal impact factor had its day?
Research Fortnight

29-10-2014

When he applied for a promotion 2 years ago, Steve Pettifer, a reader in the school of computer science at the University of Manchester, decided to drop the journal impact factor from his CV.

R&D funding for TB still to meet target, report says
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27-10-2014

The global community last year invested barely a third of the funding required to develop vaccines and drugs to contain the spread of TB, says a report published on 22 October.

 

free article Reforms will ‘devastate’ Indigenous education
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27-10-2014

The Abbott government's higher education reforms will make postgraduate degrees, including medical research, “totally unaffordable” for Indigenous students, a Senate inquiry has been told.

free article Expert cautions India on joining the rankings game
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23-10-2014

Plans to develop an institutional ranking system in India could fail if steps are not taken to ensure its credibility, a leading researcher in international higher education studies has warned.