From STEM to STEAM: Lessons from biomedical and health research

Professor Jonathan Grant

This blog post is an edited version of a speech given by Professor Jonathan Grant to The Culture Capital Exchange at St George’s House in Windsor Castle for a debate on the issue of excluding arts and humanities from the UK government’s ‘STEM’ research agenda. The full speech, and those of other invited speakers can be found on the Culture Capital Exchange website.
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Prestige in academia

Blackmore-140x180Prestige is a form of recognition, a representation of high esteem standing beyond reputation.  Recent research from the International Centre for University Policy Research (ICUPR) at Kings College London, funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, has been looking at the role of prestige in academic life, and the impact the notion has on the attitudes and behaviours of universities.  In this blog post, Professor Paul Blackmore at ICUPR tells us more about this research. Continue reading