Archive | January, 2013

UK must not close its doors to skilled researchers

By Dr Sophie Laurie, Head of RCUK International. Last August the Government asked the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to review the shortage occupation list; occupations where the UK currently lacks skilled workers. Usually, employers recruiting outside the EEA are required to complete a test to demonstrate that there is no suitable settled worker, but this […]

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India’s new 12th Five Year Plan – Faster, More Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

By Dr Nafees Meah, Director RCUK India. The Planning Commission in India has been producing Five Year Plans since 1951.  These Plans set the strategic direction for the Government of India for the following five years.  In December 2012, the Planning Commission published the near final draft 12th Five Year Plan – Faster, More Inclusive […]

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Gateway to Research – activities for early 2013

This blog post is intended to set the scene for the Gateway to Research project’s focus over the next few months. It covers: • Next system and data release • Persistent IDs • API access and development; • JISC Project – Gateway for HEIs. Next system and data release The December go-live of GtR was […]

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