Tagged: research funding

What’s the point of academic research? - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Apr 19, 2013

I’m still thinking about MOOCs. A university is supposed to be involved in research and teaching, and MOOCs potentially cut into the teaching side of the business. Even if they aren’t as good, they may still take a big chunk of market share. One can buy hand-sewn shirts, but mass-produced shirts are much more common. […] … Read More

Cost of scientific research – and political naivity - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 05, 2012

I ended up immersed in the internet activity around the CERN physics seminar on the Higg’s boson last night. It was an unprecedented phenomenon. However, amidst all the fascination, celebration and humour at the (possible) confirmation of the Higg’s particle … Continue reading → … Read More

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