£206.5 million will be allocated to higher education (HE) providers in Wales for the 2021/22 academic year. The allocation includes £88.3 million for recurrent research funding, with the remainder given to universities and other providers to support, among other things, innovation and engagement, full-time undergraduate expensive and higher cost subjects, teaching part-time undergraduate courses, degree […]
Researchers lie at the heart of the UK research and innovation ecosystem. Individually and in teams, within and across academic disciplines, researchers produce the insights and discoveries that underpin the knowledge economy of 21st century society and respond to new pressing challenges. This was clear in the essential contributions researchers in Wales and their universities […]
The four UK higher education funding bodies are launching the Future Research Assessment Programme. This programme has been initiated at the request of UK and devolved government ministers and funding bodies. It is a significant piece of work aimed at exploring possible approaches to the assessment of UK higher education research performance. Through dialogue […]
How to regulate in a time of Covid? It has been challenging, both for HEFCW staff, in terms of regulating remotely, and for institutions, in continuing to deliver a high quality student experience. What have we done? We have carried out four surveys of higher education institutions to assure ourselves that they are taking […]
David Blaney, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, said: “We would like to congratulate Jeremy Miles and welcome him to the role of Minister for Education and the Welsh Language. We look forward to working with him to support a strong higher education sector that delivers for students and plays a […]
Closing date extended to 30 April 2021. We have a minimum of two vacancies on the Research Wales Committee to bring an independent, external perspective to the Committee’s work: Expert in research and innovation from industry or the business sector The Research Wales Committee (RWC) advises HEFCW’s Council on its strategies for research, innovation and engagement in […]
Professor Aaqil Ahmed and Professor Christine Ennew have been re-appointed as members of HEFCW’s Council for five-year terms from 7 April and 22 April respectively.
14 university-led proposals have been funded to maintain higher education jobs in teaching, research and student services, and to invest in projects to support the wider economic recovery. The £27 million Higher Education Investment and Recovery (HEIR) fund, announced in August 2020, was created to support universities to maintain vital capacity, and aid economic recovery […]
Would you like to make a significant contribution to developing higher education policy in Wales? We are seeking the right individual to become our Director of Policy and Funding, playing a key role in HEFCW’s policy and funding programmes as part of our senior management team. More information on our vacancies page.
This week we welcomed the Jisc study into blended learning, which brings together contributions from across the HE sector, and highlights the ways in which institutions have capitalised on the opportunities presented by the pandemic to create a new digital vision for the future. When the pandemic hit in March, universities swiftly implemented a number […]