New Report on the Impact of Arts and Humanities Research at Cambridge

11 June 2010

A new report has assessed how arts and humanities research at Cambridge benefits society. RAND Europe, an independent research institute, carried out the study for the University of Cambridge and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). What were the Findings? These are the central findings of the study as reported in the summary: ‘Arts [...]

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‘Impact’ and the new Research Assessment Exercise

16 December 2009

Since late September, a topic that has gripped British university departments is the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) proposal, now renamed the Research Excellence Framework. The REF is controversial because, in addition to the usual evidence required for the RAE (publications, research environment and esteem), a further category has been introduced, that of ‘impact’.

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