Yes, science needs funding. But arts research will be equally important to our economic recovery

UK“Science alone cannot tackle the serious global challenges that we face. To give the British economy the best chance of coming strongly out of the global economic downturn, the government has understandably enhanced and protected funding for research in science, technology, engineering and maths (the STEM subjects), which clearly support important sectors of the economy, encourage technological developments and drive economic growth. However, to compete in the new global economy, the UK also urgently needs to invest in new ideas and support world-leading research in culture, languages, arts, social sciences and humanities (CLASSH subjects) to bolster trade and understand national priorities …” (more)

[Paul Wellings, Guardian, 17 April]

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