Every year, we generate greater amounts of data. This presents opportunities and risks for businesses, public services and citizens. Dr Abdelaziz Berrado (Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingenieurs, Rabat, Morocco) gives us an update on big data and data science while academics and others discuss the topic at the UK-Morocco big data workshop, Imperial College London, 17-19
Recent research concludes that not enough young people are choosing to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and pursue STEM careers, and that the profile of those who do is too narrow to sustain Europe's economic competitiveness. The British Council's Dr Tim Slingsby believes that policy adjustments may help turn the problem around.
Professor Igor Aleksander, emeritus professor of neural systems engineering in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London, designed the world's first neural pattern recognition system. He writes about how a stint in Milan with the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) changed the course of his career.
Following her appearance at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro this week, the British Council's Head of Science Dr Claire McNulty answers what young scientists can do to sustain their careers.
The promises of regenerative medicine cause both hope and fear. Professor Kevin Shakesheff, who spoke at our 'Unlocking the secrets behind regenerative medicine' event in London yesterday, explains some of the controversy. The event is part of BIRAX, our UK-Israel initiative to support international research into some of the world's most dreadful diseases.
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