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HE review, chief scientist for health, future of philanthropy…

This week in News in brief: Think tank launches HE review; Scotland appoints chief scientist for health; HEFCE considers future of philanthropy; STFC to review telescope proposals; Elsevier campaign nears 6,000 signatures.

Think tank launches HE review

The Institute for Public Policy Research has launched an independent commission, chaired by Nigel Thrift, vice-chancellor of the University of Warwick, on the future of higher education. The commission, which will run until March 2013, will pose questions such as to what extent higher education should be determined by market forces and what mix of institutions best serves the country.

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