Can research be too close to a company?
People often see benefits to society when academia and industry cooperate. But can this cooperation become too close? Just how independent are researchers who are funded by industry?
Wide income gaps make everyone suffer
Unequal societies lead to poorer health for rich and poor. More violence, less social mobility and less trust between people are also consequences of large differences in income, according to the British epidemiologists Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
Forum for criticism of published articles
There is a great pressure to publish as many items as possible in the most highly ranked journals. Sometimes the process is too fast. Forums such as Retraction Watch and Pub Peer make it possible to criticise what has already been published.
Miranda Kajtazi new blogger in Curie
She started to do research, with an interest in understanding the question: What is information? Today Miranda Kajtazi works as an assistant professor at Lund and Örebro University and focus her research on information security. In her spare time she likes to travel.
“There is no quick fix for fascism”
Heléne Lööw is an associate professor in history and is best known for her extensive research on fascist movements in Sweden. She decided to be a researcher already as a child and she has not allowed chaotic spelling to get in the way. Heléne Lööw now wants to know more and write more, especially on riots and political violence.
Ranking overrated in publishing today
The current system for scientific publication was created at a time when there were fewer articles and the pressure to publish was less. The ranking of journals now plays an increasingly large role and there are an increasing number of problems in publishing.