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York Plasma Institute. Credit: John Houlihan

York top ten for Research Council income

4 November 2015

The University of York ranks in the top ten of universities for research council income, according to new figures published by Times Higher Education (THE). The University’s enhanced research income was due partly to its leadership of one of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s £120 million Quantum Technology Hubs.

The University secured £46 million in research council income in 2014/15 and in terms of grant application success rate, it ranked fifth in the UK’s top ten.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Deborah Smith, said: "Our research council awards improved considerably in 2014/15 due to several factors: increased success rates across three of the councils; success in several larger focused funding calls (notably, EPSRC Quantum, BBSRC Industrial Biotechnology); strong AHRC performance; a drive to increase cross-institutional applications and strengthening of internal monitoring and peer-review processes."

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