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The British Academy welcomes the UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015 and OECD Building Skills for All study. It is positive to see the growth in overall vacancies, however, it is concerning to note that the number of skill-shortage vacancies has gone up by 43% since 2013. Evidence from our work ...
28 Jan 2016
The British Academy has published the results of a YouGov survey on community energy investment and co-ownership as part of its series of Debates on Energy and the Environment and its Community Energy Generation project. The survey reveals insights into people’s opinions about community owned energy projects, and different types ...
21 Jan 2016
Thirty three percent of Britons hold faith to be the least important aspect of Christmas, according to a survey by YouGov on behalf of the British Academy.Ahead of our season of events around Faith, we asked what are the least and most important parts of Christmas.Only 7% of those surveyed ...
23 Dec 2015
The British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences have published a report of a one-day workshop held in association with the Medical Innovation Academic Consortium entitled ‘Exploring a new social contract for medical innovation’. The meeting on 3 June 2015 aimed to explore what is known, and what remains to ...
21 Dec 2015
We are pleased to announce that the winner of an iPad mini in our website survey prize draw is Donna Holland of Walsall. Donna was picked from among the prize draw entrants by a random number generator. Donna said: "I attended the British Academy's Immigration and the Making of British ...
17 Dec 2015
British Academy President Lord Stern has been asked by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson to lead an independent UK-wide review of the way in which university research funding is allocated through the Research Excellence Framework (REF) system. Lord Stern said today: "I look forward to chairing this review and ...
16 Dec 2015
The British Academy, The Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society have today (15 December) announced the second round of recipients of Newton Advanced Fellowships, a research funding scheme which made its first awards last year. The scheme provides established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths ...
15 Dec 2015
The British Academy has appointed Paul Heywood (Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics at the University of Nottingham) to lead on its global anti-corruption research project. The announcement was made today, Wednesday 9 December, to coincide with International Anti-corruption Day.The circa £4 million scheme was launched in March  2015 ...
9 Dec 2015
The UK's national academies – the British Academy, the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Academy of Engineering – have collaborated to convene the UK national committee for Future Earth. UK Future Earth will bring together representatives from academia, government, research councils, business and societal partners ...
8 Dec 2015
Eight in 10 (82%) researchers carried out at least one form of public engagement in the past year, according to a new study launched at the Engage conference in Bristol.The study Factors affecting public engagement by researchers was commissioned by a consortium of 15 UK research funders including the British ...
2 Dec 2015

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