Scrap the Research Excellence Framework

Abolishing the higher education Research Excellence Framework (the REF), identifies the serious shortfalls of the REF scheme, as way of funding higher education. In this short briefing, Len Shackleton and Philip Booth argue that the REF seriously distorts the behaviour of universities and leads them to try to game the system. The paper was featured in The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and The Times Higher Education Supplement. You can read the press release here.

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media coverage - 28 Jul 2015

Len Shackleton features in CityAM

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