The University’s award of almost £2 million funding in
recognition of our research excellence has been welcomed by
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
announced the funding allocation for UK universities, including a
1,290% increase for Wolverhampton’s Quality Research (QR).
The QR allocation of £1.905 million for Wolverhampton is the
highest amount for a new university in the West Midlands and
follows the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), which gave
elements of research the highest four-star rating.
The University’s overall funding from HEFCE has increased by
almost 6 per cent to £57 million, a higher than national average
Professor Gerald Bennett, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and
External Development), said: “The funding announcement is excellent
news and a fitting reward for our dedicated staff.
“Our research has an important role to play in the economic
future and regeneration of the region. We have developed dedicated
institutes and centres that work with industry and commerce as well
as producing first-class research outputs.”
More comments from Professor Bennett can be seen in the Times