Category: funding

Education Minister Leighton Andrews has this week outlined Wales’ response to the decision by the UK Government to increase tuition fees in higher education institutions in England. In Wales basic tuition fees will rise to £6000 per annum. HE institutions …

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Ann Rossiter, Executive Director of SCONUL said today in response to the Browne Review: “Libraries play a vital role in teaching and supporting students. Research by HEFCE has shown that the quality of library facilities is a key factor for …

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The last decade has been a period of unprecedented change for university libraries. The rapid growth in numbers of students and staff across the higher education sector has been accompanied by the move to a substantially-digital environment, with some fundamental …

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A number of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) 55 public bodies are set to be merged, abolished or streamlined as part of the Government’s drive to cut costs and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency, Culture Secretary Jeremy …

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Download HEFCW’s three-year corporate strategy, which sets out their vision and targets for higher education in Wales by the year 2013: http://www.hefcw.ac.uk/documents/publications/corporate_documents/Corporate%20Strategy%20final%20English.pdf The Strategy will: help to deliver For our Future, the Welsh Assembly Government’s Twenty-First Century Strategy and Plan …

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29 June 2010 Universities in Wales face closure and mergers under plans announced by Education Minister Leighton Andrews. From Wales Online: In a statement to AMs yesterday, he said: “The HEFCW [Higher Education Funding Council for Wales] has determined that …

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News release: 22 April 2010 Due to the current financial climate and pressures on funding, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) has been reviewing priorities for uncommitted funding for the remainder of 2010-11. Consequently HEFCW will be withdrawing …

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Higher education funding announced For our Future 24 March 2010 A new fund has been established for universities to realise the goals of For our Future, the Welsh Assembly Government’s twenty-first century strategy for higher education, the Higher Education Funding …

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A global survey of the world’s academic and research libraries reveals that two thirds of institutions expect to cut spending on information resources in the next two years. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/research/ciber/charleston-survey.pdf

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JISC capital funding call 13/09 Strand II has now been re-issued. It has been clarified that both Welsh HE and FE are eligible to submit bids under this strand, and documentation has been revised to reflect this. The JISC Executive …

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