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free article Plans for Scotland's universities welcomed by researchers


Academics have expressed relief that the Smith commission has not recommended a revision of Scotland's relationship with Research Councils UK, and have welcomed a suggestion to introduce a post-study work route for international students.

free article Library offers diverse audience to help ‘road test’ your research questions
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At a library in Shoreditch, east London, a network for researchers, students and activists is helping academics to reach a wide audience.

free article Unlock the gates
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Last Thursday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation published a small announcement about its open-access policy. Under the headline Knowledge is Power, the foundation declared that future grantees would need to provide free access to their research findings and underlying data “immediately upon publication”. In return, the foundation will pay “reasonable” article processing charges, with effect from 1 January 2017.


free article Open-access costs calculated


Universities and public research institutes spent a combined total of at least £9.2 million on complying with Research Councils UK's open-access publishing policies in 2012-13, a report by a research consultancy firm has said.

free article Boredom a problem for Qatari students and science


Qatar's students say they are bored in class and not attracted to higher education, according to the findings of a survey of attitudes to higher education conducted by Qatar University.

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