Russell Group counts the cost as allocations slash the funding available per researcher

“England’s elite research universities have lost an average of more than £6,000 per researcher as a result of last week’s funding allocations, according to a new analysis by Times Higher Education. The figures, which show one institution losing more than £12,000 for each full-time researcher, have led to warnings that the UK’s world-leading institutions may have to reduce the amount of research they do to balance the books. Last week, a total of £1.572 billion in recurrent research cash for 2009-10 was shared out between 124 English institutions on the basis of the 2008 research assessment exercise’s results. Because the money was more widely distributed than in previous allocations, the share of mainstream quality-related (QR) research funding awarded to the Russell Group of large research-intensive universities fell from 65 per cent to 60 per cent …” (more)

[Zoë Corbyn, Times Higher Education, 12 March]

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