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How open and accessible is university research? – An update

27 October 2017
As Open Access Week draws to a close, Professor Adam Tickell analyses the university sector's recent activities and achievements in the field of open access.

Putting universities at the heart of the government's industrial strategy

6 October 2016
Universities have an important role to play in the government's development of the government's industrial strategy - and the chancellor's announcements at the Conservative Party Conference this week will help.

HE Bill must protect a national asset

6 September 2016
The summer read of choice (or necessity) for much of the higher education sector this year has been the 110-page Higher Education and Research Bill, whose pre-summer recess passage through the Commons was somewhat overshadowed by the political fallout fro

Annual conference: university sector has much to discuss

5 September 2016
Tomorrow and Wednesday, Nottingham Trent University hosts Universities UK’s 2016 annual conference: an occasion when we put to one side our areas of competition – for students, staff, research grants, project investment and league table positions – and c

Stern review deserves a co-operative response

28 July 2016
Lord Stern has provided us all with more summer holiday reading, with his much anticipated review of the Research Excellence Framework, published by BEIS.

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Sheffield in Europe

22 March 2016
Professor Chris Husbands on why he was one of more than 100 vice-chancellors who wrote to the Sunday Times supporting British membership of the EU.

Supporting UK research in a reformed policy and funding landscape

20 November 2015
The green paper and the Nurse review leave no doubt that the research policy and funding landscape could undergo quite a radical overhaul in the future.