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Latest news and events from HEFCE are listed by year in date order.
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19 June 2013
The four UK funding bodies have appointed over 200 additional assessors to augment the expertise of the panels that will assess UK universities’ research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
18 June 2013
The South East Physics network (SEPnet) and HEFCE have announced investment of more than £13 million in physics teaching and research at higher education institutions in the South East over the next five years.
06 June 2013
Five new university and business partnerships are receiving over £290 million of investment in research projects to drive innovation and growth.
30 May 2013
Universities UK, with HEFCE and the Research Councils, have written to all UK higher education institutions to remind them about accessing future European Union (EU) Structural and Investment Funds, and to ask them how these funds can bring maximum benefits.
29 May 2013
The final six awards from the Senior Clinical Lectureship scheme funded by HEFCE in partnership with local NHS trusts have been allocated. These awards are due to be taken up before 31 July this year.
23 May 2013
Universities in the UK contributed £3.4 billion to the economy in 2011-12 through services to business, including commercialisation of new knowledge, delivery of professional training and consultancy.
21 May 2013
HEFCE has announced an additional £3.1 million to support a new programme of activity which will encourage more young people of all backgrounds to study languages at university.
15 May 2013
Some of England’s leading universities will benefit from a £50 million investment in cutting-edge research and innovation projects to drive growth, Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts has announced.
09 May 2013
Early research into user experiences of the Unistats web-site, published today, shows that it is one of the most widely used higher education course comparison web-sites, and that universities and colleges rose well to the challenge of providing a new data set.
03 May 2013
HEFCE is asking for views on its proposals on controlling student numbers from 2014-15 onwards.
30 April 2013
A review of TRAC (the activity-costing method used by UK universities and colleges) has found strong support for the method across the sector, but suggests some important improvements to streamline the process and save money.
26 April 2013
The Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) wishes to appoint a new HEFCE Board member.
24 April 2013
David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science has announced the re-appointment of Tim Melville-Ross as Chair of HEFCE until 2016.
17 April 2013
An evaluation of the rewards and challenges for institutions in preparing submissions detailing the impact of their research for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) is due to start shortly.
16 April 2013
On behalf of all the UK funders of Jisc, we are seeking to appoint a member to the Board of the newly created Jisc (formerly known as the Joint Information Systems Committee, JISC). Jisc is a charity and a company limited by guarantee, owned by higher education and further education sector representative bodies.
12 April 2013
A report presenting new data on the non-continuation rates of different groups of students at English higher education institutions (HEIs) has been published today.
04 April 2013
NUS has been awarded £5 million by HEFCE for a Students’ Green Fund, the four key themes of which will be student participation, partnership, impact and legacy.
26 March 2013
Newcastle University is to lead a national centre for sub-sea and offshore engineering as part of a major drive to develop new materials and technologies to explore the world’s oceans. The centre will receive £3 million in HEFCE funding.
25 March 2013
Sir Alan Langlands has been appointed to the post of Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leeds with effect from 1 October 2013 (note 1).
22 March 2013
Since its launch on the 27 September 2012 to the 20 March, the Unistats web-site has received 3,315,620 page views and 171,186 unique visitors – an average of 984 new visitors per day.