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£200m boost for STEM subjects

The government has announced increased funding for capital projects to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching at universities in the next academic year.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England announced on 8 December that 73 universities and colleges would receive a share of £200 million for STEM subjects during 2015-16. The aim of the scheme is to make sure that the increased demand for STEM studies is met, HEFCE said.

Successful projects include developing research facilities, increasing collaboration with industry, as well as more interdisciplinary teaching to support innovative teaching and improve efficiency.

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