Elite v-cs fear ‘end of road’ for concentration of research

“The elite research-intensive universities could lose significant amounts of their research funding to teaching-focused universities after the results of the research assessment exercise last month. This is the fear of vice-chancellors in the large research-led Russell Group of universities after the 2008 RAE highlighted ‘world-leading’ (4*) research right across the sector – including in post-1992 institutions and some that were awarded university status only in the past two or three years. The RAE, which for the first time showed the ‘research profile’ of every department instead of providing a summative grade, found at least some world-leading research, often in small pockets, in 150 of the 159 universities that entered …” (more)

[Zoë Corbyn, THE, 1 January]

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