Knowledge

Halt the Rapid Decline in Part-Time Higher Education

Anka Mulder | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anka Mulder

In recent years, provision by universities of lifelong learning and professional education has been in sharp decline. Earlier this year, for instance, the Rinnooy Kan Commission in the Netherlands found that part-time higher education is undergoing a dramatic decline.

Europe Needs Smarter Investment in Education and Research Infrastructure

Anka Mulder | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anka Mulder

The return on investment will be high for Europe if we get it right, including: a reinvigorated research and education infrastructure, attraction of the best students and faculty, a better skilled workforce, and enhanced competitive advantage vis a vis the rest of the world.

Why Europe's Universities Need 'Stress Testing' Even More Than the Banking Sector

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

State funding is being cut, European universities are dropping down the international rankings and less research is being produced... Many European campuses are in very poor functional and physical condition... the time to act is now.

Reflections on Curiosity: Did it Kill, Not Kill, or Simultaneously Kill and Not Kill the Cat?

Nigel Rayment | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Nigel Rayment

What a curious thing curiosity is. When we recently moved to our new home in rural Herefordshire we were accompanied by our cat Cokie. After three days he was nowhere to be found. We assumed, sadly, that he had set off on a futile effort to retrace his steps to his native London.

Disability History: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Paul M. Davies | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul M. Davies

By recognising that people with disabilities were active in determining their own futures in the past, we can begin to challenge current ideas about people with disabilities which reduce them to being viewed as passive or helpless.

Knowledge and Networks Are the Key to Unlock British Business With China

Oliver Shiell | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Oliver Shiell

The message from Beijing is clear: the all-important political will that is so evidently present from Downing Street must be met with an enhanced commitment from Britain's business community.

Materials Are Key Challenge for Europe in Resource-Constrained World

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

In the build up to February's European Council Summit on industrial competitiveness, Brussels is in the midst of a major policy review. Industrial strategy is the right topic for Europe to be debating and now is exactly the right time to address it...

Love Alive in Art: An Open Mind, an Open Heart

Ana Tzarev | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

Knowledge offers to us unending inspiration - to be truly original, your mind and soul must remain open. But it is motivation that brings Wisdom into our lives! The earth, in her infinite glory, glistens with the promise of rare gems of insight.

Changing World Orders and Implications for the University Sector

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The reason why Europe has fallen behind, quite simply, is money. Whilst funding of many European universities is being eroded all the time, countries like China are investing amounts unimaginable to us in facilities. Their scientific quality generally stills falls short of ours, but their facilities are well ahead.

Write What You Know

Henry Fosdike | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Henry Fosdike

The problem with blogging is that it's so much harder than essay writing. Yes, I know. "But how can it be when you can write anything?" Well, that's exactly the point. There's just so much to write about.

Insight is Where the People Are

Sean Farrington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

Now that we have some of these insights on The Future, thanks to more advanced technologies, knowledge-workers can go to work to keep the candle burning brightly. Because Insight is for Everyone.

Students are Protesting for the Right to Knowledge

Anastasia Richardson | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Anastasia Richardson

I worry that today's student protesters, many of whom have barely experienced politics up until now, will return home and no longer believe what the politics textbooks tell them about civil rights in liberal democracies.

In The Dock With The Red Tops

Matt Hicks | Posted 22.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Hicks

We have all been utterly shocked over the last couple of weeks over the depths of depravity achieved by the British News Paper The News of The World. ...