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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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UKRPIF funding will enable the AMCC to expand its operations, and conduct high-quality research on the way metals change from liquid to solid and the development of advanced materials and resource-efficient casting technologies. 

In particular the UKRPIF support will be used to complete the essential range of large-scale metal casting and processing facilities. It will also be used to set up the critical supporting research facilities for advanced materials characterisation, component performance evaluation and process modelling and simulation.

Our long-term intention is to establish the National Metals Research Park (NMRP) on Brunel’s Uxbridge Campus. The NMRP will enable research across the entire range of technology readiness levels and accelerate the industrial take-up of new technologies. In addition, the NMRP will form an integral part of the UK national infrastructure for revitalising the UK manufacturing sector in support of economic growth.