Sunday, August 20, 2017

[Yasmin_discussions] STEAM or not ?? UK Research and Innovation- UKRI - a strong focus on collaborative working

paul (brown)

thanks for sending this to the STEAM discussion

their list of participating agencies includes Arts and Humanities
Research Council (AHRC)
interestingly they say

"A primary role of UK Research and Innovation is to fund research into
science, technology, humanities, social science and innovation.

We will maximise impact from the research we fund, with three key
strategic strands:

We will push the frontiers of human knowledge
We will deliver economic impact and create better jobs
We will create social impact by supporting our society to become
stronger, healthier and more resilient."

not sure if their definition of humanities includes art and design or not !

does anyone know more

roger malina

From: Paul Brown <>
Date: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 6:54 AM
Subject: [Yasmin: UK Research and Innovation- UKRI - a strong focus on
collaborative working
To: YASMIN Announce <>

I'm not sure but the term 'collaborative working' below refers to STEM
and not STEAM - does anyone know more? As always my jaded opinion is
that this is possibly no more than a cost-cutting measure with some
topical flag-flying rhetoric to sweeten.

"In 2018, EPSRC will join forces with the other UK Research Councils,
Innovate UK and Research England to form a new single body, UK
Research and Innovation (UKRI), which will have a strong focus on
collaborative working."

UK Research and Innovation
Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more
than £6 billion, UK Research and Innovation will bring together the
seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research
England. Research England will work closely with its partner
organisations in the devolved administrations.

Our ambition is to be the best research and innovation agency in the
world. We will ensure that the UK maintains our world-leading research
and innovation position by creating a system that maximises the
contribution of each of the component parts and creates the best
environment for research and innovation to flourish.

Paul Brown ==
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