Thursday, 29 October 2009

...Or Not...

At the same time as the REF Consultation meeting was producing quite an upbeat view of Impact (below), the Centre for Business Research has said that too much pressure to achieve “impact” from research may hold back the work of universities. 'Such pressure could undermine some of the core strengths of many universities in particular if it leads to less basic research,' said the report.
The research is based on a web-based survey of more than 22,000 UK academics active in research or teaching in 2008-09. The full report can be seen here.

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