Monthly Archives: September 2012

Merger Mania

Throw a stone out the window and you’ll hit an international expert advocating mergers, consolidations etc. Somewhere in there, the words ‘critical mass’ and ‘world class’ will be mentioned. Of course, the mechanism by which the new agglomerated institutions reach … Continue reading

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Basic and Applied Research – Again!

Basic and Applied research is back in the news with a nice article by Graham Love in the Irish Times. I have to say I support that idea that one really needs to ask the ‘who cares?’ question about research, … Continue reading

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