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HEIF 2011-2015 Allocations

by j.alexander@fundingbenchmarks.org on March 7th, 2011

Much is being written about the new HEIF ( Higher Education Innovation Fund ) allocations newly published.  Here’s a brief summary of HEIF analysis FundingBenchmarks can help with. There’s two parts,  a) the allocation themselves  and b)  how the numbers are calculated.

Firstly the new allocations,

We hold all the new allocations and also historic allocations dating back from 2008/09. So not only can you perform all the standard rankings listing every universities HEIF income, for any year, but you can also see the changes in allocations that have occurred.  These changes can be in pure value terms or in percentage terms ( which yields some interesting trends ) .

An example HEIF ranking chart, for the Post-1992 group of universities.

, and here’s an example changes charts, ’by value’ for all universities in the University Alliance group.

How the Allocations  are Calculated.

HEFCE details their calculation method as follows;

“The performance metrics and data sources used in calculating institutional allocations should be the same as those used in HEIF 4, largely drawn from the HE-BCI survey, that is:

- contract research income (HE-BCI)
- consultancy income (HE-BCI)
- income from use of facilities and equipment (HE-BCI)
- HESA non-credit-bearing continuing professional development courses
-  regeneration income (HE-BCI)
- intellectual property income (HE-BCI)
- Knowledge Transfer Partnership income from the Technology Strategy Board.

Income from small to medium-sized companies should be double-weighted.”

… and those are the metrics FundingBenchmarks.org excels in ! , even the double-weighted SME numbers are not as problem SME income can be individually selected.

Here’s some examples;

Consultancy Income ( SME Income Only )

IP Income, SME Only Income

Contract Research, All Income

Hope this helps.

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