Thought for the month

“Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction the sign of truth.” Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and physicist (1623 – 62).

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Big enough ideas?

Big Ideas for the Future is a new report from Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Universities UK that explores the research taking place in UK higher education under the auspices of the seven individual Research Councils. Quite rightly, RCUK promote the value of public investment in higher education and research and the positive impact this has on economic growth and the social wellbeing of the UK. In addition to emphasising the benefits of what has been done and is being done, it would be interesting to see the RCUK report tackling some more difficult issues. For example: considering what is not being done and how to prioritise what could be done against what should be done.

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