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Concerns over ‘missing’ £300m promised for mathematics


UKRI chief says funder has not received money “specifically labelled mathematical sciences”, despite government promises

The government has been accused of “deprioritising mathematics” after the chief executive of UK Research and Innovation claimed a £300 million funding commitment for mathematical sciences never materialised.

Originally promised to UKRI in January 2020, the funding was targeted at “experimental and imaginative mathematical sciences research by the very best global talent over the next five years”.

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