Over the weekend, the UK government announced a commitment to EU funded research projects when the UK leaves the European Union. The announcement confirms that the Treasury will underwrite funding for approved Horizon 2020 projects applied for before the UK leaves the European Union. The Treasury went on to say “As a result, British businesses… Read more »
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This part of the blog features news and information about higher education policy and how BU’s research is influencing policy.
With a new Prime Minister, new Government department restructures, the second reading of the Higher Education and Research Bill and Brexit, there is a lot of change around the corner for universities and research. Now that responsibility for higher education has been transferred to the Department for Education, whilst research and science are under the… Read more »
The outcome of Lord Stern’s independent review of the REF has been published. You can view the report here. The recommendations from the report are as follows. 1. All research active staff should be returned in the REF (and allocated to a unit of assessment). 2. Outputs should be submitted at Unit of Assessment level… Read more »
Since the announcement last Friday 24th June that the UK had voted to leave the EU, some light has been shed on the implications for UK universities. The Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson MP released a statement on 28th June on higher education and research following the EU referendum. He confirmed that EU… Read more »
Following on from the blog post after the release of the White Paper, the HE & Research Bill provides both clarification and a bit more insight into what the higher education reforms mean for research. The bill reiterates the creation of the umbrella body United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) which will include the UK’s… Read more »
The Higher Education White Paper ‘Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice’ was published on Monday 16th May. The White Paper outlines the government’s stance on research activity within UK universities. This follows what was proposed and discussed in the Green Paper in November 2015 and has taken into account… Read more »