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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - www.hefce.ac.uk - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.

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The Academic Health Science Centres have been announced by the Health Secretary, Alan Johnson, following peer review by a panel of experts.

The centres have been designed as internationally competitive magnets for talent and funding that will expedite the transfer of research breakthroughs into NHS patient care.