LORDS

Committee to question UKRI on research funding in universities

18 June 2019

Over two evidence sessions the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee questions witnesses including representatives from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court as part of its ongoing inquiry into science research funding in universities.

Purpose of session

The Committee will explore with UKRI and Lord Macpherson what difficulties universities might face if the Augar Review recommendations are implemented whilst also considering other issues such as why QR funding is falling and how Brexit might impact research funding from EU sources.

Witnesses

Tuesday 18 June in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.25am

  • Dr Alex Marsh, Deputy Director of Strategy, UKRI
  • David Sweeney, Executive Chair of Research England, UKRI

At 11.25am

  • Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court, former Permanent Secretary to the Treasury

Possible questions

  • Why has QR funding been falling as a proportion of Research Council funding?
  • To what extent is it expected that universities will have to obtain funding from elsewhere to make up the full economic cost of research, when QR funding is not enough?
  • What do you think is the likelihood that the Government will implement the whole package of Augar’s recommendations?

Further information

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