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  • September 2015
  • This report presents the findings and policy implications of a research project carried out by researchers from the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD), funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).The project aimed: to develop a better understanding of the factors that shape patterns of participation in higher education in Wales; and to explore the particular role played by policy initiatives to widen access to higher education in contributing to these patterns.
  • February 2014
  • Commissioned by the Welsh Government, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and Welsh universities, the study, carried out by Elsevier, examined the research base of universities, research institutes, industry and the NHS in Wales and compared their publication rates and impacts with competitor countries in order to demonstrate the benefits and return of public investment in university research.
  • April 2013
  • The Beacon for Wales was a partnership between Cardiff University, University of Glamorgan, Techniquest, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and BBC Cymru Wales. Working in the context of Wales, the two lead universities, Cardiff and Glamorgan, and the other Welsh universities have supported and encouraged their staff and students to undertake high quality public engagement..
  • December 2012
  • This report evaluates the outcomes and benefits of the capital funding for research which was provided to universities from 2006 to 2008 through the third round of the UK-wide Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF3). In addition to the main report, the evaluation also includes a number of case studies.
  • October 2011
  • This report, which was commissioned jointly by the four UK higher education funding bodies, outlines a new methodology for calculating the relative costs of undertaking research in different subjects. It uses data provided by the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC). We intend to draw on the outcomes of the study in any review of our research funding method (QR) which we may undertake following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
  • April 2011
  • This study, by Oxford Economics, looked at the wider long term economic benefits for Wales of international and EU students, and showed the importance of overseas students to Welsh universities, which has been a significant feature of the Assembly Government's strategies for HE through to For our Future.
  • December 2009
  • This report analysed the impact of the Additional Funding for Part-Time Students. The funding was provided to the sector following the publication of the Graham Review 2006, and made available initially for the three year period 2007/08 to 2009/10. Continuation of funding was subject to the outcome of this review.
  • March 2009
  • The objective of the Joint Agreement is to demonstrate high level agreement from both the Welsh Assembly Government and other organisations to the shared goal of eradicating child poverty.
  • January 2008
  • This report provides an outline of the research and development outcomes under the Ethnicity, Gender and Degree Attainment project, which was undertaken by the Higher Education Academy and Equality Challenge Unit between 2007 and 2008.
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