Friday, 21 March 2014

Britain's universities are serious about business


Tim Farron MP, President of the Liberal Democrats, was right to highlight some of the challenges facing all entrepreneurs in this country - but the idea that Britain's scientific community is failing at business is simply not accurate.  

Saturday, 15 February 2014

MOOCS - too big to succeed?

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

Want to be a successful entrepreneur? try a doctorate

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.