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  • Report highlights disparities in UK’s research and innovation investment

    18 January 2024 by Jonathan Adams, Jonathan Grant, David Smith and Martin Szomszor

    A new report from the Higher Education Policy Institute ( sheds light on the inadequacies in the UK’s efforts to ‘level up’ research and innovation across regions, drawing comparisons with Germany and the United States. Regional research capacity: what role in levelling up? (HEPI Report 168) is authored by Jonathan Adams,…

  • Assessing individual research performance

    2 May 2023 by Roger Watson, Dean Korošak, Gregor Štiglic,

    This HEPI guest blog was kindly written by Roger Watson, Academic Dean, School of Nursing, Southwest Medical University, China, Dean Korošak, Vice-Rector for Science and Research, University of Maribor, Slovenia and Gregor Štiglic, Vice-Dean for Research, Associate Professor and Head of Research Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maribor,…

  • Don’t lose sight of the future – a challenge for the new PM

    20 September 2022 by Tim Bradshaw

    This blog was kindly contributed by Dr Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Russell Group. The immediate challenge for the new Prime Minister will rightly be the cost-of-living crisis, closely followed by the related – and looming – energy crisis. But the new PM mustn’t lose sight of the bigger…

  • Examining the elusive ‘nexus’ between teaching and research 

    12 July 2022 by Joanna Thornborough

    This blog was written by Joanna Thornborough, Senior Policy Adviser (HE & Skills) at the British Academy. With uncertainty surrounding the UK’s association to Horizon Europe and a resurgence of COVID-19 cases threatening to cause more chaos when terms start afresh in September, academics could be forgiven for wanting to block out all thoughts…

  • The Fragmented Research Security Environment

    2 June 2022 by Chaitali Desai

    On Thursday, 9 June 2022, HEPI will host its Annual Conference in central London. Titled ‘Challenges for the future?’, the day will include the launch of the Advance HE / HEPI 2022 Student Academic Experience Survey. Register here. This blog was written by Chaitali Desai, Research Compliance Manager at the University of…

  • The British Academy’s Early-Career Researcher Network: A view from one ECR

    21 April 2022 by James Riley

    HEPI’s hybrid Policy Briefing Day is on 27 April 2022 and institutions that support HEPI are entitled to a free place. This blog was written by Dr James Riley, a science studies scholar and an early-career researcher at the University of Birmingham. James is on Twitter @JamesIRiley. If you get a group of…