Cable reveals his basic instincts on science

Well, I think we can safely say that Vince Cable put the cat amongst the pigeons this morning.  Doesn't matter that we all knew the cat was coming, the reaction has been instinctive.  And there has been some uncharacteristically unacademic language in response to his blunt message. In fact that is the first thing that struck … Continue reading Cable reveals his basic instincts on science

Caps-off to non-EU talent, says AMRC

With parliament returning tomorrow for a two week spell ahead of the party conferences, it would seem that things are springing into life again after a month of self-sedation.  Today, we publish our responses to the UK Border Agency and Migration Advisory Committee consultations regarding the proposed cap on non-EU migrants.  See here for more.  Or … Continue reading Caps-off to non-EU talent, says AMRC

Cap on Non-EU Economic Migrants: implications for science

You may have heard about the Home Secretary, Teresa May's, announcement of a cap on non-EU economic migrant workers on the news and in the newspapers.  Many of the reports I have seen have made reference to the concerns expressed by the science community about the impact of such a cap on attracting international researchers.  The … Continue reading Cap on Non-EU Economic Migrants: implications for science

Universities and Research

A quick post in support of this week's campaign by Universities UK called 'What's the Big Idea?'  and highlighting 'the essential role of universities in the UK and their impact on the economy, culture, society, the environment and much more.' There is both a campaign website here, and a Facebook site with some fun celebrity stuff … Continue reading Universities and Research