15th December 2009
Change in research funding will be met opposition at Westminster by Albert Einstein, or at least a giant picture of the famous scientist.

University and College Union (UCU) have created a giant portrait of Albert Einstein using over 18,000 signatures as part of a petition opposing plans to recent changes in research funding. UCU said if researchers had been operating under the new guidelines, which would force 25% of future research to be assessed on 'economic impacts', many crucial discoveries would have been missed.

With 6 Nobel Prize winners and countless leading academics signing the petition, it is hoped to catch the attention of Parliament and get the new guidelines changed.

To sign up to this petition, visit www.ucu.org.uk/standupforresearch

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