EPSRC won’t shelve ‘shaping capabilities’ programme

EPSRC won’t shelve ‘shaping capabilities’ programme – but will consult more | Paul Jump | Times Higher Education| 28 October 2011

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has declined to mothball its controversial shaping capability policy but agreed to work more closely with learned societies on implementing it. The decision was announced following a meeting last week of the EPSRC council, which discussed a joint call from the major learned societies in the physical sciences, plus the Royal Society, to delay the introduction of the policy to give more time to consider objections to it.

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