One Last Toast… To ‘Pointless’ Research?

ToastA recent article on the Guardian’s website claims that new proposals concerning government funding for research are set to ‘weed out pointless university studies’. The new proposed Research Excellence Framework (REF) from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce – bear with me here!) is designed to reward academic research which is of ‘quantifiable value’. A key criterion Continue reading “One Last Toast… To ‘Pointless’ Research?”

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