The University has thought hard about its role and its duty to the local community and the region.
Relocating media-related programmes to MediaCityUK put the University of Salford at the heart of an international cluster of media broadcast and production companies.
The Catalyst Fund economic impact study also examined the impact of HEFCE’s Strategic Development Fund (SDF), from which the Catalyst Fund was developed. Here, the University of Southampton showcases a project which benefitted from SDF investment.
Cranfield University benefitted from the HEFCE Catalyst Fund over three years from 2014 to establish an Operations Excellence Institute.
MedCity has been supported by the HEFCE Catalyst Fund since 2014. The funding has been invaluable in allowing MedCity to establish itself and to set up its life sciences programmes.
Funding of the Veterinary Clinical Skills Centre by the HEFCE Catalyst Fund has made a major contribution to many aspects of the work of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey.
In 2015, Bristol was the UK’s first European Green Capital. During the year, HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund backed an initiative between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England Bristol to promote student involvement in green activities.
The UK’s first Faculty on the Factory Floor project – with input from the Catalyst Fund – is changing the way we think about developing our future engineers.
Backing from HEFCE and an early set of industrial partners allowed the University of Lincoln the space and resources to deliver its vision for the future.
Harper Adams University profiles two examples of how the fund helped secure significant changes to its academic profile.