We face two very different poles of opportunity...
Enhanced global competitiveness and prestige. ...
...or open communications and collaboration to address development challenges Some rights reserve d by m imaba
We constantly ask questions about the link between research and development...
‘ How could the application of knowledge end poverty and hunger in Africa? How could higher education empower women and promote gender equity? How can knowledge be considered in the African context to address child mortality and improve maternal health?’ Nahas Angula, Namibian Prime Minister, UNESCO 29th Conference on Higher Education, 2009 Photo: coda Dami en du Toit ht tp://www.flickr. com/photos/coda/ Creative Commons Share-Alike
Yet we are still caught up with old paradigms...
...aligning communications with institutional and national strategies...
Research Councils UK and HEFCE have a shared commitment to maintaining and improving the capacity of the UK research base to undertake research activity of world leading quality, and to ensuring that significant outputs from this activity are made available as widely as possible both within and beyond the research community. Open access to published research supports this commitment and, if widely implemented, can benefit the research base, higher education, and the UK economy and society more broadly.
...raising quality through national initiatives...