Top universities should get funding to stop ‘mediocrity’, says Russell Group head

UK“The vice-chancellor of Leeds University said that the country’s most successful institutions should get 90 per cent of the £1.5 billion in research funding that is allocated to higher education every year. They currently receive around 80 per cent. Admitting he was being ‘deliberately provocative’, Prof Arthur used a speech at a conference to argue that research funding had been spread ‘significantly more thinly’, which in turn was affecting critical projects …” (more)

[Andrew Hough and Matthew Moore, Daily Telegraph, 23 October]

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