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University rankings

  The pros and cons of ranking campuses. Each year, the Times Higher Education magazine (THE) ranks the most successful 200 universities, which are considered as representing roughly the top 1 per...

Reversing R&D under-performance

Nola Hewitt-Dundas explains why Northern Ireland’s low innovation must be turned round. Government support has been strong but will not last at current levels. Businesses must therefore make R&D strategic rather than...

Scientists in government

Politicians in Northern Ireland have moved into government from very different professional backgrounds but how important is a background in science? Emma Blee asks. With just two doctors and five engineers representing...

The future of work

  Innovation and technology could considerably change the way we work in years to come. Emma Blee reports. “ICT is only just starting to reach its potential in terms of productivity”, claims...

Filling the funding gap

agendaNi considers the CBI’s plans for cutting spending and raising money, to fill Northern Ireland’s expected funding gap. Businesses have already ‘taken the hit’ in the recession and it is now time...

Osvaldo Mauro-Hun

Osvaldo Mauro-Hun is Chief Executive of Rose Energy. Osvaldo was born in Antofagasta, a main harbour city in the mining region in the north of Chile. During his first few years he...

St George’s Market

  An eclectic mix of tastes, traditions and good value means that traders at St George’s Market are busier than ever despite the economic downturn. Meadhbh Monahan reports. Vestiges of Belfast’s past...

Time for just rewards

  After investing heavily to meet regulations and supply the market, farmers should now be rewarded with higher prices for their produce, Richard Halleron contends. Northern Ireland agriculture enters the autumn of...