Organization: Department of Trade and Industry

UK science office moves to new department

The UK has created a Government Office for Science to be headed by chief scientific advisor Dr David King and located within the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS). The new office gives greater prominence to science than the previous Transdepartmental Science and Technology Group of the Office of Science and Innovation, which was…

British government gives major boost to S&T funding

The British government is hiking the science funding of its key ministry supporting university research, by committing to increase the annual budget of the Department of Trade and Industry by 31% by FY05-06. The increase – part of a $148-billion public services spending package – will boost the science budget from $4.94 billion this year…