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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Newcastle's announcement coincided with the release of a report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) yesterday on how to stop threatened university courses closing.
The National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY) at the University of Warwick has been awarded a pounds 650,000 grant by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to focus on less privileged and under-represented groups within the 200,000 gifted young people that make up England's top five per cent by ability and potential.
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.
David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation and Skills) at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), said:
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 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.
The study was commissioned by the Universities and Colleges Employers' Association, higher education colleges, vice chancellors and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
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 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.
Last week, the Higher Education Funding Council for England revealed that only 24pc of young people from the North-East go on to university ( the lowest rate in the country.
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.
Fifty 15-year-olds will benefit from the scheme, which is to be funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

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