Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, remains a bellweather for the sector. It hit an all-time high of more than US$68,000 (£55,600) in November 2021, when the overall value of the cryptocurrency market was close…Read More >
The Irish national and former soldier, Lisa Smith, has been found guilty by the Special Criminal Court in Dublin, of joining Islamic State (IS). Smith left Dundalk in 2015, bound for Syria. On…Read More >
If you ask someone whether it’s okay to steal, chances are most people would say no. This absolutist approach – stealing is wrong, no matter what – finds philosophical backing…Read More >
In the aftermath to the abolition of slavery, about 2 million indentured workers travelled from the Indian sub-continent to the British plantation colonies between 1834 and the First World War….Read More >
Following the publication last week of the REF 2021 results, Professor Dominik Zaum, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), shares some personal reflections on the REF process.
In my first post [Securing Your First Academic Post] I introduced you to various aspects of academia in the UK, including the types of positions and the Research Excellence Framework, as…Read More >
The west has to dramatically “reboot” its approach to dealing with aggressors in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to UK foreign secretary Liz Truss. “Geopolitics is back”, she…Read More >
The pathways for early career researchers (ECRs) to enter an academic career can look very different depending on the jurisdiction in which you are based. International law academia results in…Read More >
The government strategy on climate and sustainability education, published on the 21st of April provides a strong vision in supporting schools and teachers in implementing climate and sustainability education. The…Read More >
Russian energy giant Gazprom has completely cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria. Both countries are apparently being punished for refusing Russia’s demand that they pay for their gas in roubles.