Too much research?

“One of the curious aspects of the statement made yesterday by the Minister for Education, at least as reported on RTE, was that he wants ‘a situation where money is targeted at the undergraduate and not other areas like research and development’. Implicit (or in fact, quite explicit) in this statement is the suggestion that too much money has been invested in research. And if he meant to say that, he is calling into question some of the key planks of the government’s policy on industry and R&D over the past two or three years. He would seem to be suggesting, on the face of it, that the Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation is a mistake …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 16 September]

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