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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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This world-leading research capability in aerospace systems design and integration will create a focus for academically ambitious and industrially relevant research and innovation. This will contribute directly to the growth of the aerospace industry and the wider UK economy.

Partners: Cranfield University with Airbus and Rolls-Royce.

Value of project: £35 million
Co-funding: £20 million
UKRPIF award: £10 million

Page last updated 26 February 2015