Higher Education

Academy response to HEFCE’s consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework

20th March 2017

The Academy has today published its response to HEFCE’s consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework.

Academy welcomes HE & R Bill amendments

24th February 2017

Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson, announced today (24th February) several amendments to the government’s Bill on HE and Research. Professor James Wilsdon FACSS, Chair of the Academy’s Campaign for Social Science welcomed the announcement saying, “Full marks to Jo Johnson for listening and acting on the community’s concerns. We warmly welcome the… Read more »

Academy and Campaign response to the “The Higher Education Research Bill: Part 3”

7th December 2016

The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science have published a new briefing on part 3 of the Higher Education and Research Bill ahead of its second reading in the House of Lords on December 6. In the briefing, the Academy and Campaign said the “awarding of a further £4.7bn of funds… Read more »

Making the best of Brexit: Supporting UK Science, Higher Education and Research for the Future

23rd September 2016

In a briefing note addressing the consequences of the “prolonged period of uncertainty” in the three months since the EU referendum vote on June 23, the Academy and Campaign make recommendations about immediate steps the government should take to support UK science and ensure the “long-term health of research is kept to the fore” during the Brexit negotiation process.

Academy and Campaign response to the “The Higher Education Research Bill”

1st September 2016

The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science have called for detailed parliamentary scrutiny of the Higher Education and Research Bill.

Academy responds to Lord Stern’s Review of the Research Excellence Framework

24th March 2016

The Academy of Social Sciences responds to Lord Stern’s Review of the Research Excellence Framework.

Nurse Review – the Academy and its Campaign respond

19th November 2015

The Academy of Social Sciences together with its Campaign for Social Science welcome the report to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills today from Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society – but his strong endorsement of the quality of research makes it even more urgent that the money is found.

Academy responds to Inquiry into Science Budget – August 2015

26th August 2015

The Academy’s Policy Team has submitted a response to the current Inquiry by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee into the science budget. The Inquiry can be found at http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/news-parliament-2015/the-science-budget-tor/

Academy responds to Independent Review of RCUK OA Policy

12th September 2014

The Academy has published its submission to the Independent Review of the implementation of RCUK policy on open access publishing, chaired by Professor Sir Bob Burgess FAcSS. The Academy’s Learned Societies were consulted to uncover evidence of what is happening in their field. Sadly the timing of the consultation over the holiday period made it… Read more »