Research Professional Updates

Skidmore returns as science and universities minister

Chris Skidmore has been appointed universities and science minister, five days after his predecessor Jo Johnson quit.

‘World’s largest genetics research project’ launched in UK

The UK has launched a £200-million project to sequence the whole genomes of 500,000 people.

Return of two-year post-study visas welcomed

The reinstatement of a two-year period in which international students can legally remain in the UK after finishing their studies has been greeted with joy in higher education circles.

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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