Read the summary report of the discussion on research funding with Dr Greg Clark MP and David Willetts MP
Read the statement subsequently issued by RSE Council (June statement revised August 2014) on research and the referendum
Read the summary report of the discussion on research funding with Michael Russell MSP
Read statement subsequently issued by RSE Council (June 2014) on research and the referendum
Read the summary report on Science and Higher Education
On 17 October 2013 the RSE held a public discussion seminar at the The King's College Conference Centre Auditorium, Kings College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, on the possible impacts of constitutional change upon Science and Higher education.
This seminar examined the possible affects of Scottish independence upon the ability and ease with which students are able to cross the border to take up Higher Education opportunities, and how this might affect the accessibility of Higher Education for those in the UK and those in Scotland. The seminar also looked at Research Funding, particularly funding for research in the sciences, and asked how UK Research Councils will decide to allocate funding in the event of Scotland leaving the UK.
Ken Macdonald, Special Correspondent, News and Current Affairs, BBC Scotland
Professor Rick Rylance, Chief Executive, Arts and Humanites Research Council
Professor Lindsay Paterson, University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science
Professor Stephen Salter, Emeritus Professor of Engineering Design, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
Professor Chris Hawkesworth, University of St Andrews
Mr Colin Macilwain, Editor of Research Europe and associate editor of Research Fortnight