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Golden diamond shines at raking in research riches

4 August 2006

The concentration of public research funding in the heavyweight research universities was confirmed this week in ‘The Times Higher’’s roundup of research council grant winners. …

The ‘golden diamond’ of research-led universities maintain their status as the best in the UK at winning grants.

Cambridge, Manchester and Oxford universities, UCL and Imperial College London do well across all the research councils. …

UCL emerges top of the Particle Physics & Astronomy Research Council grant holders’ table. …

Professor Dave Delpy, UCL’s Vice-Provost (Research), put his university’s success down to three factors: “We have damn good people, we have tried to improve strategically our infrastructure and we have restructured our activities across disciplinary boundaries. The breadth of UCL research does help and that’s probably true of the other major multi-faculty universities.” …

Anthea Lipsett, ‘The Times Higher Education Supplement’