Tuesday 24 November 2009

'Golden Age' of Funding Over

In a pronouncement that echoes Adam Tickell's ruminations on the 'Edwardian summer' we've lived through, Alan Langlands, HEFCE's chief, has said that the 'Golden age' of university funding is coming to an end. Cue Elgar's Cello Concerto and images of young tommies going over the top. At a meeting of university representatives on 20 November Langlands painted a gloomy picture of the future landscape. After years of growth and strong investment, the sector is now under fire from reduced spending, increased costs, and challenges from overseas. ' That strong position that helped us achieve all these results is now under challenge,' he said.

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