An Introduction to University Ranking Schemes

University ranking schemes are like stars – there are lots around, but we really only pay attention to the ones that are the brightest. And like stars, there are small number of ranking schemes that have a disproportionally large impact on our lives. For example – did you know some governments base funding decisions on […]

Building Multi-University Collaborations

Even though the Nobel Prizes cannot be awarded to teams; even though students cannot be supervised by researchers from multiple universities; even though systems prevent data sharing outside organisations; there’s an expectation that collaboration – across universities – happens. So, how do you go about these collaborations when so much of the system and process […]

The Changing Nature of Academic Research

Academic research is still, fundamentally, about publishing good research and getting grants to fund good research. However, “publishing” is now a very broad term. And “grants” can come from almost anywhere. We’ll take a look at how research is changing and how that means you, the academic researcher, might need to change too.

Using Social Media to Translate Your Research

If you’re not on social media, you are not translating your research – it is as simple as that. But, being on social media doesn’t mean you are translating your research. There are so many scenarios and alternatives within each option it can be paralysing to even make a start!