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Funding for third wave of challenge fund announced

The much anticipated announcement of funding for the third wave of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has outlined government spending of £500 million to tackle challenges ranging from plastic pollution to cybersecurity.

Parts of Augar report ‘regressive’

Higher education review panel member says some graduates will suffer from recommendations.

Jo Johnson wins back job at education department

Jo Johnson, younger brother of prime minister Boris Johnson, has been appointed to a cabinet-level job as minister of state at both the education and business departments, according to a tweet from Downing Street.

Johnson praises UK scientists in first speech as prime minister

Boris Johnson has highlighted the importance of the UK’s research base in his maiden speech as prime minister.

Pilot programme hopes to increase UK-India partnerships

Students at UK universities will have the chance to collaborate with Indian institutions under a mobility programme launched by Universities UK International and the British Council in India.

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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