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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...

BBC: Universities ‘must widen access’

November 3, 2009

A-levels are not sufficient to identify the aptitude and potential of all those who should benefit from a university education, the government says. A framework for higher education in England [&he...

University Alliance responds to Russell Group call to restrict research funding

October 29, 2009

The Vice-Chancellor of Northumbria University, Professor Andrew Wathey, is Deputy Chairman of the University Alliance, and speaks on Research for member universities at the heart of the sector who ...

Professor Craven's proposal for funding additional university places taken up by Conservative Party

October 4, 2009

Following the Conservative Party’s announcement to fund 10,000 additional university places next year by encouraging early repayments of fees Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, sai...

Professor Craven’s proposal for funding additional university places taken up by Conservative Party

October 4, 2009

Following the Conservative Party’s announcement to fund 10,000 additional university places next year by encouraging early repayments of fees Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, sai...

The Guardian: Higher education quangos may face the axe – but which ones should go?

September 22, 2009

Universities are very fortunate to work with Hefce and the research councils. Given that the policy of both funding bodies is to be supportive of excellence and efficiency, but not […]