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Research and postgraduate research training

Report
12 June 2014


 

Report page The benefits of a strong research base are long-lasting; they foster economic growth and bring myriad benefits to society and individuals' lives.

The strength of UK university research in can only be maintained with the support of a proportionate, adequately resourced and sustainable public funding system which rewards excellence, while allowing universities to nurture the world-class researchers of tomorrow.

Universities UK's work on The funding environment for universities 2014 continues in this report, which examines recent trends in research and postgraduate research training funding and considers their potential impact.

Given the importance of research in enabling the UK to achieve its economic and social ambitions, it is crucial that government takes a long-term strategic perspective on policy and investment in this area.

The team

Jovan Luzajic

Jovan Luzajic

Senior Policy Analyst
Universities UK

Julie Tam

Julie Tam

Deputy Director of Policy
Universities UK

Daniel Wake

Daniel Wake

Policy Analyst
Universities UK

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