Scientific Research Infrastructure Programme

Education and Skills written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Jim Cousins Jim Cousins Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money has been allocated to (a) Newcastle University and (b) Northumbria University from the Scientific Research Infrastructure Programme; and what the purpose was of each investment.

Photo of Alan Johnson Alan Johnson Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education)

The Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF) provides universities with resources to address the backlog in infrastructure for science, engineering and technology research and to invest in the new facilities they need to produce world-class research. It is up to institutions to spend their allocation in line with their own research strategy within the eligibility criteria, which now includes arts and humanities research.

The University of Newcastle received £16,246,007 from the first round of SRIF between 2002 and 2004 and will receive £21,451,684 from the next round of the Fund over the next two years. The University of Northumbria at Newcastle received £731,167 from the first round of SRIF and will receive £1,054,366 from the next round.

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