Exeter, Devon UK • Jul 17, 2024 • VOL XII

Exeter, Devon UK • [date-today] • VOL XII
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Significant rise in research funding secured for Exeter

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There has been a large increase in research funding the University of Exeter has received from Research Councils UK, growing from £12 million two years ago to £33 million in 2016/17. The Times Higher Education journal now assesses Exeter’s funding application success rate as 30%, greater than institutions such as UCL and the University of Oxford.

Exeter’s funding application success rate is 30%, greater than institutions such as UCL and the University of Oxford

63 research funding awards in total were granted, such as the £3.2 million project ‘VSIMULATORS: Human factors simulation facility for motion and serviceability in the built environment’, secured for the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Other key projects funded include the South West Partnership for Environmental & Economic Prosperity, and a banana conservation effort entitled Securing the future of the UK’s favourite fruit.

“These latest figures reflect and recognise the breadth of expertise at Exeter”

Drs Astrid Wissenburg, Director of Research, said: “These latest figures reflect and recognise the breadth of expertise at Exeter” and that they were “a tribute to the world-leading standard of research being conducted at the University.”

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