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Decentralised governance could be one reason why the University of Cambridge was knocked out of second place by University College London (UCL) in our Power Ratings based on the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), senior university sources have told Research Fortnight.
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HEFCE faces dilemma over QR funding formula
The universities in the N8 Research Partnership could be set to lose £25 million in quality-related funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, according to an analysis by Research Fortnight. However, strong performances are expected from a long tail of smaller institutions.
Research from art history to dance could face a major challenge in providing open-access outputs due to expensive and complex artists’ rights, a report by a former Arts and Humanities Research Council chief executive has found.
Greg Clark, the UK's minister for universities, science and cities, has told MPs that it would be wrong for the government to "set in stone" how the remainder of its fund for grand challenges will be allocated.
The UK research councils are trying to work out the real reasons for yet another review of their structure.