Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

Majority of Research Funding Goes to Minority

Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

Majority of Research Funding Goes to Minority

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Just five universities shared a quarter of recurrent funding for research in 2012-13, according to a report.

"Narrowed" definitions of excellence mean that half of research funding went to 12 universities, says the report published by Million+, which represents a group of post-92 institutions. Overall, 75 per cent went to only 31 universities, with the remaining 130 institutions sharing the remaining 25 per cent.

The group says that the government should rethink research funding calculations because current policies are directing resources to fewer universities, which affects students and businesses as well as the research base.

Pam Tatlow, chief executive of Million+, said: "Successive governments have stressed their desire to invest in research excellence, but if we are to deliver growth by research we also need to change the game. Definitions of excellence have been narrowed and funding parameters changed to produce unwarranted levels of concentration, which will only take the country so far."

The report calls for increased investment in research given the low percentage of GDP invested in the area compared with other Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development countries. …

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