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Calls for the closer integration of science in political decision-making have been commonplace for decades. However, there are serious problems in the application of science to policy — from energy to health and environment to education.
“Science isn’t finished until it’s communicated”, said UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, as he delivered CSaP's distinguished lecture on 17 October.
On 3 June, CSaP partnered with the Cambridge NanoDTC and the Royal Society of Chemistry to host a career development day for PhD students interested in nanotechnology policy.
Earlier this month, CSaP partnered with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to host a two-day workshop in Cambridge which brought together experts from academia, government and the voluntary sector to discuss the changing face of poverty in the UK.
The University of Cambridge will join a group of partners in a project led by University College London to work at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst. The project is one of a portfolio of 16 schemes set up around the country ...
Over the past year, the total value of research grants won, of which CSaP’s work forms a part, totalled over £10 million.
Centre for Science and Policy Annual Conference 2013 The Government's new Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, set out his priorities at the Centre for Science and Policy's annual conference - his first major public speech since taking office. Sir ...
This year’s Annual AAAS meeting in Boston saw much joint activity between AAAS and the EU. The highlight was a packed session organized by the EU Joint Research Centre on how science advisers deal with uncertainty in policy advice, in which the Commission’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Anne Glover, spoke alongside the Presidential Science Adviser, Dr. John Holdren, and CSaP’s Miles Parker. It attracted an audience of about 300 and active questioning.
Tristram Riley-Smith, who spent 2012 as CSaP Visiting Fellow, starts work at 10 Trumpington Street in a new capacity – as the External Champion to the Research Councils’ Global Uncertainties (GU) Programme. We share him with Cambridge’s Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), where he has been appointed to a new, senior, post to support this Champion’s role.
CSaP attended the EU BON Kick-off Meeting in Berlin earlier this year. As one of the 30 partners involved, CSaP will lead the work package on engaging with policy makers and end users. The first stakeholder meeting will take place in June 2013.
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