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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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.

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The review highlights a significant improvement in the level and quality of business-university collaboration during the last decade, including how the Government's long-term commitment to Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) through HEFCE has helped to embed knowledge exchange with business as a core mission for higher education (HE) in England.

As the review acknowledges, universities and business now face new challenges due to the wider economic climate and the Government's reforms to HE funding. HEFCE's funding and information will play a key role in supporting universities and their graduates to drive economic growth. Sir Tim Wilson's wide-ranging recommendations will help to shape HEFCE's work in this area during the coming years.

Review of Business-University Collaboration web-site

Download 'Review of Business-University Collaboration' as a PDF

Download the Review of Business-University Collaboration as PDF (882 KB)