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The capital budget for science of £1.1 billion a year will be split between a capital fund for grand challenges research and one for existing laboratories, the chancellor said in his 2014 autumn statement. He also unveiled £800 million for research projects and facilities.
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The Treasury has launched a review of how the research councils fund scientific research.
University Alliance, the group representing the UK’s business-focused universities, has argued that impact and collaboration could be "further recognised and incentivised by funding systems".
Universities have warned that any reduction in quality-related funding for universities would harm basic research, disproportionately affect the humanities and social sciences and possibly lead to redundancies.
Academics have expressed relief that the Smith commission has not recommended a revision of Scotland's relationship with Research Councils UK, and have welcomed a suggestion to introduce a post-study work route for international students.
At a library in Shoreditch, east London, a network for researchers, students and activists is helping academics to reach a wide audience.