So many good ideas fail to make it out of the research lab because of a lack of funding.
The demand for “decolonised education” may jeopardise research and learning in South Africa.
It's important that South African teachers, lecturers and professors develop curricula that build on the best knowledge skills, values, beliefs and habits from around the world.
It can take decades, but investigating one thing can revolutionise our understanding of another.
When scientists stand up, do they lose standing?
In the wake of the Flint water crisis and with a new notably anti-science president, U.S. scientists are reevaluating how to navigate the tension between speaking out and a fear of losing research funding.
What’s left when Obama walks off into the sunset?
How did an administration committed to restoring "science to its rightful place" actually do?
A president’s science advisor is traditionally a close confidant.
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Innovation is a huge part of economic growth – and the White House needs to be well-informed on science and tech issues when setting goals and budgets. Here's how presidents get up to speed.
Scientists do science to improve society. Africa’s challenges are a golden opportunity to demonstrate its value.
Africa's complex and seemingly insurmountable social and economic problems are a golden opportunity to demonstrate the value that research can bring. Scientists need to rise to the challenge.
Academic researchers need funding – especially as the federal government devotes less to basic research.
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With federal support for on-campus R&D dwindling as a percentage of GDP, keeping basic research afloat is a challenge. Schools and researchers are left to try to fill in the funding gaps.
One thing they seem to agree on: Not prioritizing science in their platforms.
Neither major party has made science and engineering issues a big part of its platform. But research – and its funding – are crucial if the U.S. wants to maintain status as a global leader.
South Africa needs some universities that focus on teaching, and others that concentrate on research.
South Africa must examine how science funding is allocated to universities. It also needs to acknowledge that not all universities should be focusing on research and development.
Research in the humanities has come under attack from the Daily Telegraph in recent days.
The decision to refuse the ARC and academic researchers a right of reply appears to be a straightforward breach of the News Corp Australia code of conduct.
Getting up close and personal with science has huge benefits – for the scientist, too.
There is mounting evidence to show scientists and researchers why public engagement is worth their while.
Is this really how we want to decide where research funding should be allocated?
Well, here we are again. Lazy swipes by lazy blowhards at lazy academics lazing their way through hyper competitive granting procedures.
Clinging on for now.
Brexit has put scholarly endeavour in Britain under a huge new strain.
Nine out of ten surveyed researchers said they engage with end-users to translate their work into practice.
Financial incentives alone won’t increase research collaboration between universities and business. Academics say they need time, support and an environment encouraging of engagement.
Good science loses out when bad science gets the funding.
New studies on the quality of published research shows we could be wasting billions of dollars a year on bad science, to the neglect of good science projects.
The new government’s existing research policy framework is pretty thin.
Research and development investment remains stagnant in Australia. It's time for a new, long-term strategy for research.
Three more years for Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition.
What's in store for key policy areas, from health to education to infrastructure to asylum seekers, under a returned Coalition government?
Of course Africa’s universities need collaboration – but not if it’s merely an imposition of ideas from elsewhere.
Africa's universities must avoid collaborative programmes with the North that become mere tick-box exercises that only benefit Northern researchers and organisations.
CSIRO has received significant cuts to its budget over the past several years.
How does Australia fare in science and research funding? Where have recent cuts been made? This infographic shows the state of science funding in Australia.