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S&T Committee (Commons): Short-term research contracts in science and engineering

20 November 2002

This is the Royal Society's input into the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee inquiry into short-term research contracts in science and engineering, which was submitted in June 2002.

The submission sets out the Royal Society's view that this in an opportune time for universities to reconsider their deployment of human resources, and in particular to consider what staff structure is appropriate for conducting research in the 21st Century. Unless there are improvements to the present arrangements, it is difficult to see how universities can survive as vibrant organisations, capable also of attracting their fair share of our brightest young people to carry forward higher education to subsequent generations.

This is the Royal Society's input into the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee inquiry into short-term research contracts in science and engineering, which was submitted in June 2002.

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