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UKSG Conference 4 th-6 th April 2011 Brave New World: rebooting UK HE Professor UKSG Conference 4 th-6 th April 2011 Brave New World: rebooting UK HE Professor Sir John O’Reilly Vice-Chancellor Cranfield University

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Cranfield Perspective The UK’s Wholly Postgraduate STEM University Cranfield Perspective The UK’s Wholly Postgraduate STEM University

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Global Reach Origin of Students from 120 countries 2000 Masters students 800 Doctoral Students Global Reach Origin of Students from 120 countries 2000 Masters students 800 Doctoral Students Research Contract Income International press presence

Demand for HE in UK? 360, 000 FT undergraduate UCAS acceptances in 2009 In Demand for HE in UK? 360, 000 FT undergraduate UCAS acceptances in 2009 In past 6 years applicants increased >50% faster than acceptances Population peak for 18 -20 s in 2011 (although other factors moderate this in terms of demand for UG places) Population peak for 21 -24 in 2014 and for 25 -28 in 2018 Undergraduate demand provision

The ‘Old’ World: Student Numbers 1, 600, 000 Student headcount in the UK 1, The ‘Old’ World: Student Numbers 1, 600, 000 Student headcount in the UK 1, 400, 000 1, 200, 000 1, 000 800, 000 Undergraduate Postgraduate 600, 000 400, 000 200, 000 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 Academic year 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10

The ‘Old’ World: Undergraduate ‘Top-Up’ Fees The ‘Old’ World: Undergraduate ‘Top-Up’ Fees

Get SET for the Knowledge Economy Science and innovation investment framework 2004 -2014 “the Get SET for the Knowledge Economy Science and innovation investment framework 2004 -2014 “the science base is the absolute bedrock of our economic performance” Right Hon. Tony Blair, (then) British Prime Minister “Making the UK the best place in the World to do science

The ‘Old’ World: Total Income to HEIs 30, 000 Total income to HEIs: 1998/99 The ‘Old’ World: Total Income to HEIs 30, 000 Total income to HEIs: 1998/99 to 2009/10 Funding Council Grants 25, 000 Tuition fees and education contracts Research grants and contracts Income (£'000) 20, 000 Other income Endowment and investment income 15, 000 10, 000 5, 000 1998/99 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10

On Habit The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they On Habit The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken Samuel Johnson

New horizons. . . are not discovered by following old roads New horizons. . . are not discovered by following old roads

Post-election Budget Post-election Budget

Universities in the News Universities in the News

Some of the Players David Willetts MP Minister of State Universities and Science Lord Some of the Players David Willetts MP Minister of State Universities and Science Lord Browne Review of HE Funding and Student Finance Prof Adrian Smith Director General Knowledge & Innovation Postgraduate Review Sir Alan Langlands Chief Executive HEFCE

Samuel Johnson Could it possibly have been the Browne review he was referring to? Samuel Johnson Could it possibly have been the Browne review he was referring to? . . . “Your manuscript is both good and original, . . . but the part that is good is not original, . . . and the part that is original is not good. ”

Student finance from 2012 The Government has set out plans to reform the way Student finance from 2012 The Government has set out plans to reform the way it funds higher education and the financial support it offers students at higher education institutions and further education colleges. These changes will apply to students beginning courses in September 2012. Under these arrangements, universities and colleges will be able to charge up to £ 6, 000 per year in tuition fees. Some will be able to charge up to £ 9, 000 per year.

Advice from Yogi Berra Advice from Yogi Berra "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, . . . because you might not get there. "

 • If the ant is on a black square, it turns right 90° • If the ant is on a black square, it turns right 90° and moves forward one unit. • If the ant is on a white square, it turns left 90° and moves forward one unit. • When the ant leaves a square, it inverts the colour. Langton’s Ant, shown above, is a cellular automata in the two dimensional plane that operates under very simple rules yet produces results that are seemingly unpredictable. Project support: EPSRC and Dstl Engineering Systems Department Langton’s ant

Commplexity and Emergence After 386 steps After 10, 647 steps Highway Commplexity and Emergence After 386 steps After 10, 647 steps Highway

Shared Concerns Universities and Colleges Information Services Association Shared Concerns Universities and Colleges Information Services Association

Shared Concerns Universities and Colleges Information Services Association Strategic Importance • Ongoing funding and Shared Concerns Universities and Colleges Information Services Association Strategic Importance • Ongoing funding and sustainable resourcing [of IT] • Delivering services under severe financial constraints • Providing a quality, resilient service • Organisational change and process improvement Using most senior [IT/IS] management time • [IT] Strategy and planning • Ongoing funding and sustainable resourcing (of IT) • Delivering services under severe financial constraints • Providing a quality, resilient service

HEFCE consultation: RDP funding method Consultation on allocation method for RDP funding Symbiosis between HEFCE consultation: RDP funding method Consultation on allocation method for RDP funding Symbiosis between (PG) teaching and research Availability and usage of Research Journals

International “Science and the arts belong to the whole world. The barriers of nationality International “Science and the arts belong to the whole world. The barriers of nationality vanish before them. “ Johann Wolfgang Goethe “There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table. “ Anton Chekov

UK Border Agency and VISAs UK Border Agency and VISAs

UK Border Agency and VISAs Government outlines overhaul of student visas 22 March 2011 UK Border Agency and VISAs Government outlines overhaul of student visas 22 March 2011 Tougher entrance criteria, limits on work entitlements and the closure of the poststudy work route are among the changes to the student visa system announced today by Home Secretary Theresa May. Out-turn much less bad than feared!

Generation and flow of knowledge and skills Companies £ Knowledge Transfer Innovation Knowledge and Generation and flow of knowledge and skills Companies £ Knowledge Transfer Innovation Knowledge and Skills Research & Research Training universities

Knowledge transfer The Princess and the Frog Successful innovating companies are the “princes” of Knowledge transfer The Princess and the Frog Successful innovating companies are the “princes” of wealth creation But to find a ‘prince’ you have to kiss a lot of frogs! Successful Companies Innovation Knowledge & Skills Research

Kissing frogs! In the business of “kissing frogs” to ensure that the nation has Kissing frogs! In the business of “kissing frogs” to ensure that the nation has the knowledge and skills needed to produce a future generation of “Princes of Wealth Creation”

Professor John Spillman Scholarship “The tip sails developed by Professor John Spillman at Cranfield Professor John Spillman Scholarship “The tip sails developed by Professor John Spillman at Cranfield as a means of controlling tip vortices have attracted NASA's attention and will be. . . ” Flight International

Our Carbon Footprint – Cranfield Green 50% reduction in 5 years Carbon Management Programme Our Carbon Footprint – Cranfield Green 50% reduction in 5 years Carbon Management Programme Carbon Management Plan

Cranfield Carbon Brainprint • The impact of our work reducing the carbon footprint of Cranfield Carbon Brainprint • The impact of our work reducing the carbon footprint of others is “Cranfield’s Carbon Brainprint” • Methodology for calculating carbon brainprint • Examples: - Turbine blade coatings (saving 30 x Cranfield’s emissions p. a. ) - Logistics – economic routing - Novel ‘vertical axis’ wind turbines - Environment Agency landfill gas inspectors (saving 60 x Cranfield’s emissions p. a. )

C Carbon Brainprint 2 Programme sponsors: Steering group: Cranfield, Carbon Trust, Cambridge and Reading C Carbon Brainprint 2 Programme sponsors: Steering group: Cranfield, Carbon Trust, Cambridge and Reading Definition, scope and guiding principles (Work package WP 1) Project team: Cranfield develops methodology (WP 2) Cranfield and partners test methodology with case studies (WP 3) Cranfield and partners finalise methodology, write up case studies and publish report (WP 4) Cranfield Case study 1 Cranfield Case study… Cambridge Case study 2 Cranfield Case study 3 Reading Case study 4

“Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no “Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”

UKSG Conference 4 th-6 th April 2011 Brave New World: rebooting UK HE Professor UKSG Conference 4 th-6 th April 2011 Brave New World: rebooting UK HE Professor Sir John O’Reilly Vice-Chancellor Cranfield University Soma: a popular drug. . . provides an easy escape from the hassles of daily life

Acknowledgements Copying from one source is plagiarism. . . copying from many is research. Acknowledgements Copying from one source is plagiarism. . . copying from many is research. This presentation was very widely researched! 38