We face two verydifferent poles of opportunity...
Enhanced globalcompetitiveness and prestige....
...or open communications and collaboration to address development challengesSome rights reserved by mimaba
We constantly ask questions about thelink between research and development...
‘How could the application of knowledge endpoverty and hunger in Africa? How could highereducation empower women and promote genderequity? How can knowledge be considered in theAfrican context to address child mortality andimprove maternal health?’Nahas Angula, Namibian Prime Minister, UNESCO 29th Conference onHigher Education, 2009 Photo: coda Damien du Toit http://www.flickr.com/photos/coda/ Creative Commons Share-Alike
Yet we are still caughtup with old paradigms...
...aligning communications with institutional and national strategies...
Research Councils UK and HEFCE have a sharedcommitment to maintaining and improving the capacityof the UK research base to undertake research activityof world leading quality, and to ensuring that significantoutputs from this activity are made available as widelyas possible both within and beyond the researchcommunity. Open access to published research supportsthis commitment and, if widely implemented, canbenefit the research base, higher education, and the UKeconomy and society more broadly.
...raising quality through national initiatives...