Research Professional Updates

Academic gets four years in jail for £2.5m grant fraud – An academic and former employee of the University of Cambridge who admitted defrauding green energy funders out of millions has been sentenced to four years behind bars.  For full article click here

India hopes UK universities can help fill skills gap – The UK India Business Council is to launch a platform in March that will match the skills needed by Indian companies with those that can be provided by UK universities.  For full article click here

UK research facilities outline future fears  – Managers of publicly funded research facilities have told UK Research and Innovation that they fear the impact of Brexit and a shortage of funding, personnel and skills. For full article click here

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About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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