QR funding: 10 campuses in the south to get more than £2K per student

Ten research-intensive universities in the South of England will get more than £2,000 each year in quality-related research funding for every student at the institution, an analysis has shown

May 7, 2015

Source: Benjamin Hennig

Click image to enlarge

No institution in the North will get the same amount using the same measure, which takes each university’s QR income and divides it by its student population.

The cartogram, produced by Benjamin Hennig, a researcher in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, displays the country adjusted in shape to reflect population density. The circles show how the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s QR funding is distributed per student.

From west to east, the map shows that Oxford, Imperial College London, the Courtauld Institute of Art, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London and the University of Cambridge (the red circles) are among those that will each get more than £3,000 in QR per student a year. The University of Bristol, King’s College London, the Royal Veterinary College and Queen Mary University of London (the pink circles) will get between £2,000 and £3,000 per student each year.

Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder professor of geography at Oxford, said that the concentration of red and pink circles in the South shows a “stark divide” in terms of QR funding.

holly.else@tesglobal.com

Times Higher Education free 30-day trial

You've reached your article limit

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 6 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Featured Jobs

Research Nurse UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Fully-funded Studentships In Social Sciences NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY (NTU)
Fully-funded Studentships In Science and Technology NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY (NTU)
Fully-funded Studentships within Nottingham Law School NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY (NTU)

Most Commented

question marks PhD study

Selecting the right doctorate is crucial for success. Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O'Gorman share top 10 tips on how to pick a PhD

India, UK, flag

Sir Keith Burnett reflects on what he learned about international students while in India with the UK prime minister

Pencil lying on open diary

Requesting a log of daily activity means that trust between the institution and the scholar has broken down, says Toby Miller

Microlight pilot flies with flock of cranes

Reports of UK-based researchers already thinking of moving overseas after Brexit vote

Portrait montage of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage

From Donald Trump to Brexit, John Morgan considers the challenges of a new international political climate