The Industrial Strategy

Written by guest blogger Dr Steve Taylor, Head of Strategic Research Development UK Governments since Neville Chamberlain’s in the 1930s (and I am sure scholars will offer examples from before) have sought some form of Industrial Strategy – policies that support growth in the economy through enabling UK industry. So, the idea is nothing new, … Continue reading “The Industrial Strategy”

Extension to UoB ESRC IAA Funding

The Impact Acceleration Account was awarded to the University of Birmingham by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund knowledge exchange and impact from 2014 – 2018. We are pleased to announce that we have now been given additional funding enabling us to extend this date to March 2019. The Impact Acceleration Account … Continue reading “Extension to UoB ESRC IAA Funding”

Can we ignore the journal impact factor?

Journal metrics have been in the news again recently with the Nobel Prize Facebook and Twitter accounts sharing a video of 4 Nobel Laurites speaking out against the use of journal impact factors to judge research quality. Do you know what the issues are and how they can be used. Karen Clews and guest blogger Vicky Wallace look at … Continue reading “Can we ignore the journal impact factor?”