In a newly published letter, the Director General for Knowledge and Innovation at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), has requested feedback on government priorities towards science and research funding. Read More
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This is CaSE’s consultation response to the House of Lords Science and Technology sub-Committee I Call for Evidence: Higher Education in STEM Subjects.
Definition of a STEM subject and a STEM job
Demand for STEM students and the quality of STEM graduates
Postgraduate STEM education
The geographical spread of STEM and equality of access to STEM education
The following is CaSE’s submission to the Liberal Democrat science policy review, dated 20th February 2012. You can access a PDF version of the submission here.
Thank you for your letter of 31st January 2012 inviting CaSE to contribute to your update of Liberal Democrat science policy. I have enclosed some of our reflections on the current state of UK science policy in the three keys areas you identified – money, people, and science in policy – as well as recommendations which we hope your party will be able to implement in Government and for your next manifesto. I hope they are of use to you.
Senior figures from the world of science and engineering have today called for an urgent rethink on the Government’s proposals to drastically limit potential settlement rights for immigrants, warning that the changes could damage the UK’s science and engineering base.
The individuals, who include two former Presidents of the Royal Society and the current Director of the Wellcome Trust, have argued that special consideration needs to be given to the long-term nature of science and engineering research.
This is CaSE’s consultation response to the House of Common Science and Technology Committee inquiry into practical experiments in school science lessons and science field trips, which can be found here.
Science and engineering are critical to the UK’s social and economic future. Demographic trends in Europe and further afield mean that this country must strengthen its medium- and high-skills sectors in order to be competitive. Read More
This is CaSE’s response to the HM Treasury consultation on R&D Tax Credits. We believe that the UK must become a knowledge-intensive economy if it is to be internationally competitive in the years to come, and it is therefore crucial that the tax system incentivises research and development activity in the private sector.
Government SET Statistics show that in 2008, 1.8% of UK GDP was spent on R&D. This compares to 3.4% in Japan, 2.8% in the USA, and 2.6% in Germany. Looking at R&D performed by business alone, the figures are 1.1% for the UK, 2.7% for Japan, 2% for the USA, and 1.3% for France. These figures underline the importance of incentivising R&D in the UK.
This is CaSE’s consultation response to the Department of Education’s report Training our next generation of outstanding teachers which can be found here. The report discussed the quality of teacher trainees, the effects of better investment and the reform of teacher training.
Answering the questions set out by the Department of Education, CaSE aimed to give its view of the report and make suggestions. Read More
CaSE response to House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry into Scientific Advice and Evidence in Emergencies
1. The Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) is a member organisation aiming to improve the scientific and engineering health of the UK. CaSE works to ensure that science and engineering are high on the political agenda and that the UK has world-leading research and education, skilled and responsible scientists and engineers, and successful innovative business. It is funded by around 750 individual members and 80 organisations including industries, universities, learned and professional organisations, and research charities.