Who Needs Scientists?

Research scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik challenges the conventional wisdom that more scientists are essential if Britain is to prosper.

He questions the obsession with raising numbers and argues that Britain would be much better served if universities concentrated their efforts on fewer students, basing their strategy on quality rather than quantity.

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Research scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik challenges the conventional wisdom that more scientists are essential if Britain is to prosper. He questions the obsession with raising numbers and argues that Britain would be much better served if universities concentrated their efforts on fewer students, basing their strategy on quality rather than quantity.

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Research scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik challenges the conventional wisdom that more scientists are essential if Britain is to prosper.

He questions the obsession with raising numbers and argues that Britain would be much better served if universities concentrated their efforts on fewer students, basing their strategy on quality rather than quantity.

*20080331

Research scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik challenges the conventional wisdom that more scientists are essential if Britain is to prosper.

He questions the obsession with raising numbers and argues that Britain would be much better served if universities concentrated their efforts on fewer students, basing their strategy on quality rather than quantity.