Save British Science will today (9 September) call for freedom and individuality to be allowed to flourish in the system of research funding.

Save British Science will today (9 September) call for freedom and individuality to be allowed to flourish in the system of research funding.

In a talk to the Festival of Science in Salford, Dr mature Cotgreave, Director of SBS, will argue that Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Mendel would probably all fail to get research funding if they worked in the UK today. “Newton took 15 years to write his first major book; Darwin spent ages doing tedious descriptive …

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Funding proposals will cheat science and engineering of £22 million

Funding proposals will cheat science and engineering of £22 million

Save British Science today berated the Government for its crazy proposals to change the way university teaching is funded next year. “These proposals will move about £22 million out of university science departments,” said Dr Peter Cotgreave, Director of SBS, “and we just can’t understand how a government that talks about the importance of science …

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Azerbaijan’s Groundswell of Civil Society  Dedicated to the country of Azerbaijan, this issue of Give & Take illustrates the shortcomings of the term “post-Soviet” eleven years after the end of the Cold War.

Azerbaijan’s Groundswell of Civil Society Dedicated to the country of Azerbaijan, this issue of Give & Take illustrates the shortcomings of the term “post-Soviet” eleven years after the end of the Cold War.

In a world well into a “post-9/11” multilateral, international realignment, how accurate is the backward-looking post-Soviet label? True, Azerbaijan continues to be plagued by the polluting industry and severe economic doldrums common to many former Soviet states. Its people still suffer from corrupt bureaucrats, limited opportunities, and in some cases well-learned, wrong-headed ideas that stifle …

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Political Activists in Kazakhstan Vulnerable After Nuclear Waste Victory

Political Activists in Kazakhstan Vulnerable After Nuclear Waste Victory

Kazakhstan’s fledgling grassroots opposition movement, which succeeded earlier this year in blocking a government plan to import nuclear waste into the country, now faces a host of challenges and is calling for continued guidance from the West to help protect civil rights and promote democracy. Activist Kaisha Atakhanova told a recent RFE/RL briefing audience that …

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