Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)


HEFCE funds and regulates universities and colleges in England. We invest on behalf of students and the public to promote excellence and innovation in research, teaching and knowledge exchange.

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Funding and finance:


We are responsible for distributing public funds for higher education in England.
Our aim is to invest to secure the public interest and policy objectives in a targeted and effective manner.

Catalyst Fund:


The Catalyst Fund enables HEFCE to deliver our strategic aims for higher education (HE) across research, teaching and knowledge exchange.

Knowledge exchange funding – HEIF:


We provide funding for knowledge exchange (Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF)) to support and develop a broad range of knowledge-based interactions between universities and colleges and the wider world, which result in economic and social benefit to the UK.




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