Research England blog

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
UKRR: Twelve years of lessons learned
15 October 2019
UKRR: Twelve years of lessons learned

The UK Research Reserve (UKRR) was a project which enabled UK research libraries to release space through the co-ordinated disposal of print journals.

By Theo Stubbs and Andy Appleyard
UK Research Reserve (UKRR): collaboration and space saving across the UK's Higher Education libraries
15 October 2019
UK Research Reserve (UKRR): collaboration and space saving across the UK's Higher Education libraries

A highly successful project which has evolved into a major ongoing resource.

By Steven Hill
Thinking about the future of research assessment
04 October 2019
Thinking about the future of research assessment

Today Research England has published research, carried out for us by RAND Europe, on developments in the research landscape and their potential impact on research assessment in the next 5-10 years, post-REF 2021.

By Steven Hill
Examining the effect of incentives in the research system on research integrity
04 September 2019
Examining the effect of incentives in the research system on research integrity

In this blog, Research England's Director of Knowledge Exchange reflects on fruitful discussions between technology transfer experts from the UK and the US on how to advance commercialisation in the UK.

By Steven Hill
How can UKRI stimulate local economies through place-based research funding?
21 August 2019
How can UKRI stimulate local economies through place-based research funding?

The Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) – a new UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) programme that targets funding to support significant economic growth in areas across the UK.

By David Sweeney