Thomas Brent

France’s CNRS needs modernisation and funding reform

An independent expert group recommends a ‘commando operation’ to urgently cut the bureaucracy that leaves young researchers spending up to 50% of their time on administration, and for more diversified and sustainable funding for France’s largest research organisation

23 Nov 2023

European parliament in push for greater control of education

Voluntary initiatives have failed to ensure mutual recognition of qualifications across the EU. MEPs should be given greater authority to set quality standards and promote seamless mobility of students, says Sabine Verheyen MEP, chair of the education committee

14 Nov 2023