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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, has written to HEFCE Chief Executive Professor Madeleine Atkins about research collaboration with Europe. The letter confirms the Government’s support for Horizon 2020 projects.

Details of the government decision are given in a letter about EU funding commitments from David Gauke, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. It sets out steps the Treasury is taking to address the uncertainty for recipients of EU funds.

Download the letter from Jo Johnson to Madeleine Atkins

Download the Letter_from_Jo_Johnson_to_Madeleine_Atkins_August_2016 as PDF (181 KB)