University College London (UCL) has launched an ambitious plan to boost its private funding by creating a new commercial science department that it hopes will entice top international researchers.
The department plans to hire up to 15 new researchers who would boost the university’s private funding. So far, the department has enticed five research-active academics from top-tier universities including Cambridge, Stanford and Cornell.
Steve Currall, professor of enterprise and the management of innovation at University College London, has been appointed to nTAG, the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group, which advises the US President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Public attitudes toward nanotechnology are currently pretty neutral. It’s up to government and the media to provide realistic assessments of risks and rewards
Nanotechnology has been around for years, but the general public is just beginning to learn about it. While many other emerging technologies have been boldly presented to the world’s consumers (for instance, genetically modified food), nanotechnology remains something of an enigma.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.