We welcome blogs on issues across Science, Technology, Research and Innovation, and on the activities of the Foundation. To publish a blog on this site, please email Gavin Costigan (gavin.costigan@foundation.org.uk).

Note: The Foundation for Science and Technology is strictly neutral. Any views expressed in these blogs are those of the authors and not of the Foundation.

Filter: Year 2020

Collaboration and Compassion: Soft Skills and Research excellence at the first Foundation Future Leaders Conference

Fay Bound Alberti discusses the importance of collaboration between government, academia and industry, reflecting on the first Foundation Future Leaders Conference.

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Beyond Covid-19: The future of digital teaching and learning

To fully embrace the opportunity of digital teaching and learning, it will require bold and creative thinking that looks to the future. In this blog, Lara Bird discusses the future of digital teaching and learning post- Covid-19.

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E-Pedagogy: a new teaching framework?

What would an online teaching pedagogy look like? Alana Cullen discusses the establishment of a new online teaching framework, and the benefits it could bring to higher education institutions.

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The Digital Future

How is the world adjusting and preparing for the digital revolution? Sundeep Bhandari and Andrew Smith discuss the importance of rigorously testing data, and NPL's role in supporting the digital transformation.

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Climate diplomacy in the time of COVID-19

Nick Bridge from the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office gives an insight into the climate diplomacy behind COP26, against the backdrop of the Covid crisis.

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Skills Resilience in a Changing World

How can we build and promote skills resilience in a changing world? Robert Hall discusses the importance of skills resilience in light of Covid-19.

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Levelling up innovation and research investment for prosperity across all UK nations and regions

Peter Halligan explores the economic place disparity in the UK, with a view from Wales, and emphasises the need for a new approach to levelling up.

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Science and Politics: Can they ever be separated?

Can Science and Politics ever be separated? Dr Fay Bound Alberti explores the intertwined and complex history between science and politics.

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The time to act is now: Covid-19 and its effect on the environment

The initial optimism about the positive effects of Covid-19 on the environment is dwindling as we return to the "new normal". Alana Cullen discusses the need to make permanent changes to our behaviours and infrastructures in order to have a sustainable future.

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Natural Climate Solutions: The Risk of not seeing the Forest for the Trees

Are natural climate solutions the answer to climate change? Ellen Taylor discusses the benefits of afforestation, as well as the risks that come with it if further climate action is not taken.

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