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Provost’s Long View: UCL 2034 – turning words into action

With the general election looming, the emerging picture for the future funding of higher education is looking less than ideal. Although UCL has done well in HEFCE’s 2015/16 funding announcement today, with a 4% increase in our funding allocation for teaching and research, the underlying pressures were reflected in an overall drop of 5% for the sector as a whole. More...

Published: Mar 26, 2015 11:04:49 AM

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UCL allocated £171m by HEFCE for 2015/16

UCL is to receive a funding allocation of £171m for teaching and research from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for the academic year 2015/16, the largest overall total allocated to any English institution. More...

Published: Mar 26, 2015 9:43:27 AM

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Vice-Provost’s View: Optimising UCL’s contribution to medical innovation

After our spectacular performance in REF 2014, there can be no doubt of UCL’s power in relationship to biomedical research and the impact of our work. The very structure of the UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences (UCL SLMS) reflects our commitment to translating research from bench to bedside to population – a structure that facilitates the impact for which we were recognised in the REF exercise. Neither is there any doubt that impact will be an even more significant component of the next REF. Despite this apparent incentive to focus on applied research, we must continue to champion the conduct of world-class fundamental discovery science with no obvious direct application for pragmatic reasons if no other. More...

Published: Mar 19, 2015 12:49:55 PM

Professor Michael Arthur

A good budget for UK research, says UCL President & Provost

Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President & Provost, has broadly welcomed the measures contained in the Budget to provide extra support for postgraduate research students and for science and innovation, stating that these will strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader in research excellence. More...

Published: Mar 19, 2015 9:31:58 AM


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