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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 - - 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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UK universities lead the world in scientific research, and high-quality science is a pre-requisite for economic growth.

We encourage the higher education sector to respond to the Government’s consultation on the science budget, which has been launched today.


Read the speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer

Read the consultation on science capital