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The British Academy in partnership with its fellow national academies has published a statement urging the new Government to build on our strengths and help make the UK the best place in the world to do research and innovation. 'Building a Stronger Future' sets out what the next Government will ...
10 Feb 2015
The Being Human festival will return in 2015. The second national festival of the humanities will run between 12-22 November. Being Human is the UKs only national festival dedicated to demonstrating the breadth, diversity and vitality of the humanities. During the inaugural festival in 2014 over 60 universities and cultural ...
3 Feb 2015
The British Academy welcomes the news that the latest UCAS figures, released Friday 30 January, show an overall 2% rise in applications to UK universities (including EU and international students). In particular, the Academy notes that UK applications for social studies have risen by 9%, for law ...
2 Feb 2015
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policy to be reconsidered in response to the Prevent Duty open consultation.This consultation seeks views on the draft guidance to be issued under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, for specified authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people ...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

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