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THE: ‘Small research stars deploy RAE gains to shine brighter’

January 7, 2010

It is a year since the now-familiar “pockets of excellence” were identified by the 2008 research assessment exercise in universities traditionally considered to be teaching-focused. Des...

The Independent: ‘Northumbria University heads South to get the London look’

January 7, 2010

Next month, a university in the North-east of England will be opening a southern outpost in London when the University of Northumbria sets up shop in trendy Islington. The Northumbria […]

University Alliance says investment in HE ‘crucial’ for UK economy

December 22, 2009

Responding to the Government’s Grant letter to HEFCE published 22 December 2009 [1] Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said: “Investing public funding in higher education is just that – ...

THE: ‘Breadth of quality gives UK edge, says University Alliance’

December 22, 2009

Funding the best research wherever it is found across the sector, rather than just in large research-intensive universities, is what has given the UK research base its international edge. This [&he...

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University Alliance report shows that selectivity, not concentration, has driven excellence in UK research

December 16, 2009

University Alliance has today published its first report ‘Concentration and Diversity: understanding the relationship between excellence, concentration and critical mass in UK research’. Commenting...

Evidence highlighted by University Alliance proves that research excellence is not determined by volume alone

December 16, 2009

University Alliance has today published its first report ‘Concentration and Diversity: understanding the relationship between excellence, concentration and critical mass in UK research’. Commenting...

'The only choice is excellence' – opinion article in Research Fortnight

December 16, 2009

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University Alliance respond to Policy Exchange report on area of 'crucial economic importance'

November 23, 2009

In response to the Policy Exchange report ‘Innovation and Industry: the role of universities’ Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said: “University Alliance welcomes thi...

THE: article on policy advisers in Alliance universities

November 12, 2009

University Alliance forms group for policy experts assisting vice-chancellors. Hannah Fearn reports They are often accused of playing politics, but now vice-chancellors are behaving more like MPs t...

University Alliance well placed to deliver Government’s priorities in Framework

November 3, 2009

In response to the Government’s Higher Education Framework Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said: “Alliance universities have a long history of shaping the new economy and are well pla...