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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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HEFCE welcomes the publication by the Higher Education Statistics Agency today of a detailed study into the range of benchmarking activity currently taking place in the higher education sector.

The report, funded by HEFCE under the University Modernisation Fund, is the output of the first of a two-stage process designed to help the sector drive efficiency through more effective and extensive benchmarking of its activities.

'Benchmarking to improve efficiency' (Adobe PDF)