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The Foundation for Science and Technology is a UK charity, providing an impartial platform for debate of policy issues that have a science, research, technology or innovation element. Established in 1977, the Foundation brings together Parliamentarians, civil servants, industrialists, researchers, learned societies, charities and others. It convenes discussion events, publishes a journal three times per year, and hosts a podcast. It also organises the Foundation Future Leaders Programme, supporting the next generation of professionals from universities, industry and the civil service. In addition, the Foundation provides guidance on governance issues to Professional and Learned Societies.
The Foundation Future Leaders Programme brings together a cohort of mid-career professionals drawn from universities, industry and the civil service to develop links and further their understanding of how science and research are conducted, and how they feed into the policy process.Discover
The Foundation organises events on key topics in science, research, technology or innovation, bringing together Parliamentarians, civil servants, industrialists, researchers, learned societies, charities and others.Events List
The FST Journal is published three times per year, with articles based on the main evening events held by the Foundation. The Journal is distributed to over 1500 senior influencers in Government, Parliament, industry and the research community, as well as being published online.View FST Journal
The Foundation for Science and Technology provides guidance to Learned and Professional Societies in the area of administration and governance, with technical guidance notes and a regular newsletter.Read More
Nuclear cogeneration is where the heat from nuclear power stations can be used not just for electrical generation, but also to address some “difficult to decarbonise” energy demands, such as domestic and industrial heating and the production of hydrogen. It can also be used for the production of medical isotopes. This webinar explored some of the cogeneration opportunities from nuclear power stations, and considered the practical and regulatory issues in delivering them as part of new build nuclear in the UK. How could this contribute to the UK’s overall Net Zero target?View Details
UK Universities have had to move very quickly to introduce more online teaching due to the Covid-19 pandemic. How is this changing higher education pedagogy, and what are the implications for higher education teaching post-covid? In this webinar we explored these issues from the point of view of universities, students and the government.View Details
On the third and final day of the FFL conference we discussed what role a university has in tomorrow’s world. Including a keynote speech by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester.View Details
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