Category: Research funding

  • GlaxoSmithKline faces criminal investigation for allegations of bribery…are large enterprises untouchable?

    GlaxoSmithKline faces criminal investigation for allegations of bribery…are large enterprises untouchable?

    GlaxoSmithKline faces criminal investigations… In an era where large companies control the majority of the different markets, the potential for serious crimes within such organisations are an unmeasured quantity. When a multi-billion pound company is guilty of wrongdoing, it is often on a massive level. So are the punishments they receive working as a deterrent? […]

  • Balancing university teaching with research – what is the challenge?

    Balancing university teaching with research – what is the challenge?

    For an academic career to be successful, it needs to be rewarding; there has to be passion, dedication and commitment. These elements need to be concomitant with a fine balance between teaching and research. This is surely an expectation and a principle of academic life. Publishing research material is now considered an essential academic activity […]

  • The cost of research: are academics paying the price?

    The cost of research: are academics paying the price?

    Senior academics are under increasing pressure to generate research funding in the higher education sector. With government investment in research still sitting well below the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) average in the UK, academics are feeling the strain and seeking alternative methods of funding. How will a change in the funding process affect […]