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In partnership with the British Council and the SOAS South Asia Institute, on 22 January 2015 the British Academy hosted a high-level policy roundtable with a focus on the current state of higher education in South Asia. The roundtable today brought together a select audience of policy makers and higher education ...
22 Jan 2015
The seventh round of Newton International Fellowships has been awarded jointly by two of the UKs national research academies the British Academy and the Royal Society.The Newton International Fellowships provide an opportunity for some of the most talented early career post-doctoral researchers working overseas to carry out ...
22 Jan 2015
HEFCE has today published its report 'Monographs and Open Access', a welcome in-depth study of the impacts of open access publishing on the publication of monographs. The British Academy has been closely involved in debates regarding the adoption of open access models of publishing and their ...
22 Jan 2015
The British Academy is calling for aspects of government policy to be reconsidered in response to the Prevent Duty open consultation.This consultation seeks views on the draft guidance to be issued under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, for specified authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people ...
21 Jan 2015
The British Academy has announced the third series of British Academy Debates, to be held in early 2015 on well-being. These free public events will bring together leading academics from the humanities and social sciences to discuss why well-being is important, how social and economic change influences well-being, and what ...
7 Jan 2015
The British Academy congratulates eight of its Fellows who have received recognition in the New Years Honours list for 2015 for their outstanding services to Higher Education and Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. There are knighthoods for Professors Jonathan Bate, Julian Le Grand and Nigel ...
2 Jan 2015
The British Academy issued the following statement today, 18 December, on the publication of REF 2014:  The results of REF 2014 provide powerful evidence of the leading position of UK research internationally and of the value that research delivers. REF 2014 reports improved performance across the disciplinary spectrum, and the ...
18 Dec 2014
The British Academy has given a positive welcome to the Governments emphasis on the strategic importance of investing in academic research, set out in its Science and Innovation Strategy, published today.  Academy Vice-President Professor Roger Kain said: Its very good to see this clear Government recognition of the vital connection between ...
17 Dec 2014
Ahead of the results of the 2014 research assessment framework (REF) for UK universities being announced on 18 December, the Presidents of the British Academy and the Royal Society, Lord Stern and Sir Paul Nurse, have called for a review of the system, and the monetary and human resource costs ...
11 Dec 2014
The British Academy's Foreign Secretary & Vice-President, Professor Dame Helen Wallace, has written today to the Prime Minister expressing the Academy's concerns with the European Commission's proposal to take ¬2.7 billion from the European Union's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. Dame ...
10 Dec 2014

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