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Why can't British universities be more like New York University?

10 July 2019

David Payne

Former minister reveals thwarted hopes and the limits of political interference.

Science cities: A European heavyweight

27 November 2018

Hristio Boytchev

A rich research network has secured Munich’s position as a centre of science in Europe.

Open-access model is a return to the origins of journal publishing

11 May 2018

Gavin Moodie

Until recently, many university and society journals operated at a loss, says Gavin Moodie.

Q&A Felicitas Hesselmann: Vague and varied retractions point to weakness in the scientific community

1 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

The scientific method is not applied in dealing with aberrant research behaviour.