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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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This investment is intended to maintain and improve the world-class research carried out by our universities by investing in essential infrastructure and attracting investment from outside the public sector.

In administering the fund, we will work with the other UK funding bodies, higher education institutions and other partners, such as business, charities and donors, to attract substantial investment in research facilities. This will help maintain the international position of our universities and the wider research base.