Research Report: The Innovation Challenge: A new approach to research funding
The University of East London commit to tackling the city's health inequality
Understanding the REF
The report investigates UK investment in science and innovation and reviews the history and impact of university research funding. Successive governments in the UK have lauded the role of research in creating economic growth. Investment in innovation is valued to the extent that the science and research budget has been ring-fenced in cash terms since 2010 when most other areas of government spending have been significantly reduced or removed. However, investment in research and development (R&D) by the UK is low compared to its OECD competitors.
The report highlights the sharp variations in regional growth and calls on the government to adopt a new manifesto to boost the role of universities in the regions. The report provides a new assessment of the economic value of graduates who study and then work in the same region and outlines how a new stream of funding for translational research and measures to boost demand for highly skilled jobs and university-business collaboration would help drive growth in the regions.
19 December 2014
million+ comments on UCAS’ End of Cycle Report 2014
17 December 2014
million+ comments on government Science and Innovation strategy
9 December 2014
million+ comments on HEFCE review on quality-related funding
3 December 2014
million+ comments on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement
million+ is at the forefront of the political debate about the role and contribution of universities to the economy and society