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12 October 2017
Universities grow knowledge exchange activity for the benefit of businesses and communities
Universities grow knowledge exchange activity for the benefit of businesses and communities

Knowledge exchange activity on the part of UK universities continued to grow in 2015-16. Income from knowledge exchange in England grew by 3 per cent, with income across the UK reaching a record £4.2 billion in total, according to HEFCE’s annual ‘Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction’ report.

12 October 2017
University knowledge exchange at the heart of the Industrial Strategy
University knowledge exchange at the heart of the Industrial Strategy

HEFCE has welcomed the Universities Minister Jo Johnson’s praise for the success of Higher Education Innovation Funding and the important contribution it will make to delivering the Government’s Industrial Strategy across the country.

19 September 2017
Implementing Stern: first key decisions on REF 2021 announced
Implementing Stern: first key decisions on REF 2021 announced

Following consultation earlier in the year, the funding bodies have set out initial decisions in several areas of the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).

15 September 2017
UKRPIF funding of £220 million available to develop leading-edge research facilities
UKRPIF funding of £220 million available to develop leading-edge research facilities

Round 6 of the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund will make £220 million available to universities across the UK for the development of leading-edge research facilities that support collaboration and excellent research. Interested universities need to submit an initial notification by 10 November 2017.

01 September 2017
Research Excellence Framework 2021 applications invited for sub-panel chairs
Research Excellence Framework 2021 applications invited for sub-panel chairs

The UK’s higher education funding bodies are seeking research experts from diverse backgrounds to serve as sub-panel chairs in the second Research Excellence Framework. The application process is open now, and closes at 12 noon on 11 October 2017.