Category Archives: Education & Research

Blog posts and comment analysing the issues impacting the education and research sectors worldwide.

The research challenge in higher education

As funding models are changing for many universities, research as a strategic activity is receiving more attention. It can provide a reliable source of revenue and growth and also provide a competitive differentiator as the market expands and international institutions expand their reach.

Oxford and Cambridge Universities are taking a proactive management approach to research that other institutions can learn from. Glenn Swafford, Director of Research Services at Oxford and Paul Dampier, Director with responsibility for Business Systems used throughout research, teaching and administration at Cambridge, published an article this week in EDUCAUSE online talking about the challenges they face and the solution they have developed in partnership with UNIT4 to address the challenge of research costing and pricing.

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