It seems that rumours of the imminent demise of campus-based higher education - in favour of free online MOOCs - have been greatly exaggerated. Well - apparently according to an article in the Financial Times, Stanford University President, John Hennessy claims that MOOCS are neither massive nor open.
Saturday, 8 February 2014
The recent sale of London tech start-up DeepMind to Google for a reported £400m is the latest in a series of deals highlighting the ever-increasing entrepreneurial spirit of Britain's scientists - and does much to dispel the myth that the UK is good at science but poor at innovation and enterprise.
Friday, 10 January 2014
The new Director of the Wellcome Trust, Jeremy Farrar is right to highlight the ticking bomb of antibiotic resistance and reminds us of the perils that we face if we continue to ignore this emerging public health issue (Britain is reaching 'a tipping point in its use of antibiotics', Jan 8). Part of the solution must inevitably involve greater working in partnership between commercial organisations such as biotech, pharmaceutical companies, charities, the NHS and central government. But making new medicines is an expensive and risky business.