Higher Education Funding Council for England


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Higher Education Funding Council for England

A public body which distributes public money to 130 institutions of higher learning (universities and colleges) in England for teaching, research and related activities. It funds programmes to support development of higher education, monitors the financial and managerial health of universities and colleges, assesses the quality of teaching, provides money to further education colleges for higher education programmes, and provides guidance on good practice.
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The savings were achieved by streamlining the processes by which universities are held to account for the state funding they receive, said the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Changes by the Higher Education Funding Council for England saw Coventry's research grant slashed by more than a third - even though its RAE results had improved.
The Group works with three executive agencies UK Space Agency, Intellectual Property Office and the National Measurement Office as well as Non Departmental Public Bodies including the Research Councils, Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Student Loans Company and the Technology Strategy Board.
Chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England Sir Howard Newby warned earlier this year that a "considerable" rise in student numbers would be needed to meet the target.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England said it will distribute nearly pounds 419 million locally as part of a nine per cent national increase in grants for universities and colleges for 2004-05.
The study was commissioned by the Universities and Colleges Employers' Association, higher education colleges, vice chancellors and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
She currently sits on the Higher Education Funding Council for England and is a member of the Department s expert panel carrying out a review of cosmetic surgery and procedures.
And new figures published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, show that Durham and Newcastle universities are both being asked to take on hundreds more state sector pupils.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England had already taken a total of pounds 165 million away from departments rated as nationally, as opposed to internationally, excellent, UUK warned.
David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation and Skills) at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), said:
Last week a report by the Higher Education Funding Council for England revealed that many children with no family history of further education do not consider university.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) said by 2005, only two universities should have five per cent fewer students from the three lowest socio-economic groups than was expected in similar institutions, dropping to three per cent by 2010.

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