ERIC Number: ED457750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Making Connections. Annual Report, 2000-01.
Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
This report describes the substantial achievements of higher education in England in 2000-2001. There are still many challenges facing universities and colleges in England, but the policies they have adopted with the help of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) will enable them to build from a much stronger base than they had 4 years earlier. Britain is producing a higher proportion of graduates than other countries, and United Kingdom higher education has one of the lowest dropout rates in the world, along with one of the best graduate employment rates. One of the greatest challenges higher education in England still faces is to give all sections of the population the opportunity to benefit from higher education. The British government has set the target that 50% of people under 30 should benefit from higher education by 2010. The additional 1 billion British pounds that has been allocated for higher education over the next 3 years will provide much needed support for increasing access, improving quality, investing in infrastructure and staff, and strengthening links with businesses and the community. Throughout the year, the HEFCE has promoted high quality teaching by bringing together a range of initiatives and supporting the initiatives developed by universities and colleges. In addition to summarizing information about educational finance in higher education in England, this report reviews efforts to promote high standards of research, provide values for money, and encourage the transfer of knowledge and expertise among the partners in the higher educational enterprise. A chart summarizes progress toward key performance targets. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Annual Reports, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
HEFCE, Northhavon House, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QD England. Tel: 0117 931 7317; Web site: http://www.hefce.ac.uk.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)