The University of Huddersfield has become the top of all universities In the UK for the best-qualified staff.
New research released by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFEC) has shown that Huddersfield university leads over other universities in the country with more than 90% of its academics holding a teaching qualification. The second-place university came in at 84%.
This data was gathered by the HEFEC by analysing 3 years of data on teaching qualifications collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
These teaching standards are of vital importance due to the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) being introduced by the UK Government in 2017. This will play a major part in determining funding levels and student recruitment.
The University of Huddersfield has made a huge commitment to the level of teaching standards. This excellent record regarding teaching qualifications is not the only high standard being met, all full-time, permanent lecturers have doctorates or are enrolled in doctoral programmes.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Thornton, said “Everyone at Huddersfield puts the experience of our students at the heart of their work. I am delighted that these figures confirm the University of Huddersfield’s position as sector’s leader in our commitment to high-quality teaching and learning.”
The University of Huddersfield to open £10m manufacturing research hub in 2017
Huddersfield will be opening their multi-million-pound manufacturing research hub in 2017. The Future Metrology Hub is part of a nationwide £30 million project and will be based in the University of Huddersfield’s Centre for Precision Technologies.
This hub is only one of six in the UK to be opened, it will address major, long-term challenges facing UK manufacturing industries. The university has received £10m of funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to complete this project. A further £15 million has been pledged by industry partners with an additional £5 million expected to be contributed by the University of Huddersfield, Loughborough University and University of Sheffield.
Professor Jane Jiang who will head the £30 million-pound research hub said “Our vision is to develop new technologies and universal methods that will integrate measurement science with design and production processes to improve control, quality, and productivity. These will become part of the critical infrastructure for a new generation of digital, high-value manufacturing,”
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