- Trust me, I'm a doctor
- Talented young science researchers are hot property. But can a potential employer be sure that a PhD earned in one member state is of equal value to one awarded in another? The answer is yes, but to keep standards up, doctoral students need to know the best place to study their chosen disciplines. An EU-wide database of research excellence is required.
New technologies for a new society
- The inception of the information society heralds wide-sweeping changes to the way we work and do business. A major new publication takes a comprehensive look at developing technologies in this sector, and examines the implications for industry.
- Innovation - a new review
- A survey of the world's 300 most important science-based companies shows that UK firms' annual investment in science is worth around $235 per worker, as against $700 in the USA and $750 in Japan. Three quarters of the companies in the FTSE 100 stock market index provide no measure of innovation or R&D in their annual reports. Firms and governments need to rethink their priorities, a new newsletter says.