How and where are dominant funding models steering HE & Research?

LW Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources

Howard Newby, University of Liverpool
We are living in a time of great economic uncertainty where governments are providing our universities with less resource, yet at the same time expecting to exert greater influence, through increasing regulation and a more and more forensic focus on impact and value for money. At the same time, the world is facing a set of grand challenges that research-intensive universities, working with industry, are in a unique position to solve. Focussing on examples from the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United States of America, I will reflect on the present funding environment, in particular for research, and explore the clear push we are seeing from funders to drive research in a more top down and programmatic way, putting a premium on multi-disciplinarity and collaboration. …  
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