Research England blog

From great R&D to better outcomes for the UK
30 November 2020
From great R&D to better outcomes for the UK

This is part 1 of a two-part blog on R&D, innovation and regional growth, following an academic forum hosted by WM-REDI and UKRI that discussed the evidence that should inform the government's place R&D strategy.

Inclusivity in the performance arts
26 October 2020
Inclusivity in the performance arts

A number of pioneering projects at the University of London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (Central) are championing inclusivity and accessibility within the performance arts industry.

Unlocking research talent and potential
22 October 2020
Unlocking research talent and potential

Chris Millward and Steven Hill explain the background to a new funding competition to improve access and participation in postgraduate research study.

Superclusters – the UK may need to think big in its Silicon Valley
09 October 2020
Superclusters – the UK may need to think big in its Silicon Valley

A universities-Research England group is currently exploring whether London is an “ecosystem” of the likes of Silicon Valley or Boston in the USA.

Real-time REF Review kicks off
28 September 2020
Real-time REF Review kicks off

Study will assess in real-time the attitudes and perspectives of the UK's higher education research community towards the REF 2021

By Steven HIll
Evidencing the effect of the Covid crisis on Universities and Innovation: why the UCI-NCUB survey matters
25 August 2020
Evidencing the effect of the Covid crisis on Universities and Innovation: why the UCI-NCUB survey matters

The survey that UCI-NCUB are currently conducting on the effects of covid on university KE is vital evidence to inform responses to the R&D roadmap, but its sector wide outcomes will also be invaluable to funding, delivery and to universities themselves.

By Alice Frost
Firm foundations to rise to the challenges
29 July 2020
Firm foundations to rise to the challenges

Research England confirms this week increased funding for KE with Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) rising to £250 million per annum and with greater flexibility in its use and accountability to enable responses to the current crisis.

By Alice Frost
Collaborating to collaborate: interim results of the Connecting Capability Fund
10 March 2020
Collaborating to collaborate: interim results of the Connecting Capability Fund

Our Connecting Capability Fund (CCF) is a distinctive programme focussed on stimulating collaboration between universities to achieve more effective commercialisation with external business partners.

By Alice Frost
Is London the UK's Silicon Valley?
28 February 2020
Is London the UK's Silicon Valley?

Silicon Valley is renowned the world over and has dominated the narrative around universities and economic development.

By Andrew Jones and Alice Frost
Access and success for black, Asian and minority ethnicity groups in postgraduate research study
31 October 2019
Access and success for black, Asian and minority ethnicity groups in postgraduate research study

There are persistent inequalities to access, experience and success for black as well as Asian and minority ethnic students in higher education, across multiple levels of study.

By Steven Hill and Nicola Turner