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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will be gathering a wide range of contributions on the development of a new strategy in May and June. The new strategy is due to be announced in autumn 2014. The funding bodies and RCUK are working in partnership to gather evidence from the higher education sector to inform their contributions to the strategy.

Institutions are invited to provide views and any available evidence by 12 noon on Monday 30 June.