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02/12/2003 14:47:53

THE UNIVERSITY HAS RECEIVED A NINE MILLION POUND CASH BOOST - its share in the Government’s £1bn investment in scientific excellence.

The £1bn investment under the Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF) for 2004 to 2006 is allocated by a formula based on research quality ratings and grant income earned competitively with other Universities. Lancaster will be able to spend its allocation in line with its own research strategy and will be submitting a list of proposed projects to the HEFCE by 30 May 2003.These will be determined once the submissions from the Faculties have been reviewed, prioritised and integrated with University funded projects.

Lancaster will be able to spend its allocation in line with its own research strategy and will be submitting a list of proposed projects to the HEFCE by 30 May 2003.

Funds can be used for the following:

 refurbishment of premises for research;

 replacement, renewal or upgrading of equipment; and

 replacement of premises by new-build or acquisition (subject to appraisal of best value and a business case).

Science Minister Lord Sainsbury announced the funding on Wednesday 12th February and said:

"The research carried out in our laboratories today is the foundation for the new products, medicines and technologies of tomorrow. British Science is among the best and most cost-effective in the world. Today's injection of over £1bn is the largest ever Government investment in our science research infrastructure and will ensure that UK science remains at the cutting edge."

The allocation to Lancaster represents a 44% uplift on the previous allocation under this initiative, placing Lancaster in the top 14 research-led universities receiving more than 5 million

Breakdown of funding By English region

North Western £

University of Manchester 34,677,321

University of Liverpool 20,741,591

University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology 12,113,801


University of Salford 4,228,903

Manchester Metropolitan University 2,382,866

Liverpool John Moores University 1,877,268

University of Central Lancashire 781,632

Bolton Institute of Higher Education 244,044

Chester College of Higher Education 104,975

Edge Hill College of Higher Education 56,997

Liverpool Hope University College 47,388

Royal Northern College of Music 45,424

Cumbria Institute of the Arts 20,000


East Midlands

University of Nottingham 24,671,976

University of Leicester 13,118,504

Loughborough University 10,521,583

De Montfort University 2,996,673

Nottingham Trent University 1,873,189

University of Derby 261,755

University College Northampton 261,632

University of Lincoln 183,304



University of Cambridge 60,341,919

University of East Anglia 9,514,228

University of Essex 5,982,870

Anglia Polytechnic University 599,145

Norwich School of Art & Design 20,000

Writtle College 20,000



University College London 63,889,111

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine 62,817,720

King's College London 36,803,590

Queen Mary, University of London 12,442,409

Institute of Cancer Research 9,239,149

London School of Economics and Political Science 9,172,924

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 6,665,260

Royal Holloway, University of London 5,880,400

St George's Hospital Medical School 4,829,686

Institute of Education 4,605,300

Birkbeck College 3,756,446

City University, London 3,731,285

Goldsmiths College, University of London 2,998,054

London Business School 2,856,510

University of Greenwich 2,456,070

Royal Veterinary College 2,229,988

School of Oriental and African Studies 2,082,348

University of Westminster 1,740,113

School of Pharmacy 1,658,505

South Bank University 1,656,470

The London Institute 1,621,781

Middlesex University 1,278,069

University of East London 997,815

London Metropolitan University 810,228

Kingston University 736,124

Royal College of Art 629,850

Courtauld Institute of Art 344,618

University of London 314,910

Wimbledon School of Art 209,766

Royal Academy of Music 86,650

RCN Institute 71,080

Royal College of Music 62,275

St Mary's College 38,703

St Martin's College 27,245


North Eastern

University of Newcastle upon Tyne 21,451,684

University of Durham 12,655,413

University of Northumbria at Newcastle 1,054,366

University of Sunderland 1,021,240

University of Teesside 365,178


South Eastern

University of Oxford 60,066,535

University of Southampton 28,608,502

University of Reading 12,935,219

University of Surrey 12,092,029

University of Sussex 9,548,079

Cranfield University 8,529,373

Open University 6,589,245

Brunel University 4,975,035

University of Kent at Canterbury 4,467,580

University of Portsmouth 2,611,035

University of Brighton 2,092,763

University of Hertfordshire 1,764,341

Oxford Brookes University 1,762,669

University of Surrey Roehampton 548,382

University of Luton 289,984

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College 280,810

Canterbury Christ Church University College 190,436

King Alfred's College, Winchester 109,623

University College Chichester 103,661

Southampton Institute 84,725

Thames Valley University 66,852

The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College 39,331

Kent Institute of Art & Design 33,241


South Western

University of Bristol 25,965,737

University of Bath 10,142,427

University of Exeter 6,956,461

University of Plymouth 2,942,707

University of the West of England, Bristol 1,614,851

University of Gloucestershire 526,875

Bournemouth University 337,273

Bath Spa University College 92,424

Dartington College of Arts 37,554

Falmouth College of Arts 37,536

Royal Agricultural College 33,772

College of St Mark & St John 20,000


West Midlands

University of Birmingham 27,493,411

University of Warwick 16,063,601

Keele University 4,042,044

Aston University, Birmingham 3,765,405

Staffordshire University 864,584

Coventry University 850,577

University of Central England in Birmingham 728,370

University of Wolverhampton 727,962

Harper Adams University College 109,877

University College Worcester 98,821

Newman College of Higher Education 20,000


Yorkshire & Humberside

University of Leeds 28,759,828

University of Sheffield 27,740,848

University of York 12,498,871

University of Bradford 4,375,945

University of Hull 4,231,977

Sheffield Hallam University 2,509,229

University of Huddersfield 1,029,141

Leeds Metropolitan University 619,582

Trinity & All Saints 20,000

York St John College 20,000