24 septembre 2015

Go8's Submission to the Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements for Higher Education

HomeThe Group of Eight (Go8) welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements for Higher Education (the Review). Please note that this submission represents the views of the Go8 network; member universities may also make their own, more detailed submissions. More...

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20 septembre 2015

SNP 'power grab' risking £900 million of university cash

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy . Scotland's universities say they have legal advice warning legislation giving ministers unprecedented control over their governance could have a severe impact on their finances. More...

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Brian Cox: new freeze in research funding would be ‘dire’ for UK science

By David Matthews. Another freeze in research funding over the next five years would be “dire” for UK science, according to Brian Cox. More...

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13 septembre 2015

Industry-Financed Study Projects Divestment Losses

HomeA new study -- financed by an industry group -- predicts significant losses for universities with large endowments if they sell holdings in fossil fuel companies, as many student and environmental groups are urging. The study was released by the Social Science Research Network and was based on investment models for Columbia, Harvard, New York and Yale Universities, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read more...

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12 septembre 2015

Jo Johnson: research funding should be ‘simpler’

By John Morgan. ‘We don’t need Nobel physicists running car parks. We want the scientists focused on science,’ says universities minister. More...

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06 septembre 2015

Freshers 2015: funding still available

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy James Connington and Samuel Lovett. As the start of the academic year approaches, we take you through some of the scholarships and bursaries still open for undergraduate students. Read more...

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Hutchinson wants revamp of higher education funding

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday the state’s current formula for funding higher education is outdated and needs to be re-evaluated. More...

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05 septembre 2015

Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements

As part of its Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research strategy, the Government has committed to an Agenda for Action that includes a range of actions to enhance the contribution of research in universities and industry to building Australia’s capacity for innovation, productivity and growth, including:

  • the development of simpler, more transparent research block grant arrangements which continue to focus on quality and excellence, support greater industry and end-user engagement, and better knowledge transfer with industry,
  • working with the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council to ensure rules for competitive grants appropriately recognise industry-relevant expertise or research,
  • ensuring that dealing with intellectual property facilitates research-industry collaboration and the commercialisation of ideas,
  • improving the assessment of the research system such as improved metrics on engagement and knowledge transfer with industry, research outcomes, and impact, and
  • commissioning a review of research training arrangements by the Australian Council of Learned Academies to ensure that it meets Australia’s research needs in the 21st century.

Maximising the economic and social benefits from research requires a strong research base, built through an effective network of research institutions, able to access world-class researchers delivering quality research and research infrastructure. More...

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30 août 2015

Under Performance Funding, Ohio Universities Tighten Admissions

HomeSeveral Ohio universities report that they are tightening admissions standards in light of the state's new performance-based funding system, which punishes institutions with low graduation rates, The Dayton Daily News reported. Read more...

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21 août 2015

HESA funding and monitoring data (FAMD) 2014 15: Web facility

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hefce.ac.uk logo"This circular letter notifies institutions of the release of HEFCE’s web facility for Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) funding and monitoring data. Institutions in England can access their web facility from today; the facility for institutions in Northern Ireland will be available by the end of September 2015. This web facility is provided to institutions so that they can verify, and where appropriate correct, their 2014-15 HESA student data before signing off this data with HESA. More...

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