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Monthly Archives: December 2013

The changing culture of science

Over the last few weeks I have met with a number of science advisors, officials, officers from several national academies, and journal editors. A common theme arising in many of these discussions, and which was also echoed in some of … Continue reading

PISA scores – A good reminder

The PISA scores were released yesterday by the OECD in Paris. Unsurprisingly, they have a number of countries – including New Zealand – pondering a changed place in the rankings. There’s no doubt that we are disappointed and concerned to … Continue reading