Month: February 2015

Vice-Chancellor’s February all-staff email

Posted on 27 February 2015 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague I’d like to start with an update on the matter I reported on last month concerning the cuts to the Horizon 2020 Programme proposed by the new European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker. The proposed reduction is now €2.7bn, with European Research Council funding suffering by €221m. I write this on the Eurostar returning
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UEB 23 February 2015

Posted on 23 February 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a revised Capital Investment Programme.  This paper would now be presented to Council. UEB received Cardiff University’s draft response to the Diamond Review for fees and funding of HE in Wales. UEB received an update on the various change portfolios and their current status. UEB received the following regular reports PVC College of
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Collaboration between universities and business led by Professor Dame Ann Dowling

Posted on 19 February 2015 by Hywel Thomas

The relationship between academia and business is vital to the UK’s economic growth, with innovation providing the dynamic impetus for future innovative research and commercial development. Innovation, however, requires a nourishing environment of mutual understanding and long-term relationship building. As such, we were delighted to recently host Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FRS FREng, Chair
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UEB 16 February 2015

Posted on 16 February 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper from the PVC for Research, Innovation and Enterprise on the Research Infrastructure Fund (RIF).  It was agreed to continue the £2M RIF investment for 2015/16 but that the scheme should be reviewed for the year after with detailed priority listing of research equipment to be developed. UEB received a discussion paper
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UEB 9 February 2015

Posted on 9 February 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB discussed the outline programme for the forthcoming GW4 Away Day. The draft Staff Survey 2015 was received by UEB.  It was noted that this would be the third survey.  An outline of the proposals for the post-survey process and reporting was also noted. The University’s TRAC return was noted.  The return would be used
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The challenges of innovation

Posted on 5 February 2015 by Hywel Thomas

How can we harness our knowledge and expertise to create a better future? How can we deliver a system of continuous innovation across the campus that delivers lasting partnerships, generates prosperity, and builds on our impact in the Research Excellence Framework? The challenge of bringing big, bold plans to fruition, setting up a system for
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UEB 2 February 2015

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper outlining The Way Forward KPI criteria.  It was agreed that the baseline year for all the KPI criteria should be 2012/13, i.e. the year that the Vice-Chancellor arrived. A paper outlining UEB’s high level risks was reviewed.  It was agreed that this risk register would now go to Audit Committee, Policy
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Cardiff Futures

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Elizabeth Treasure

Cardiff Futures is the Vice-Chancellor’s development programme and is an opportunity for academic staff to develop their career paths and to help contribute to shaping the future of the University.  The programme runs for a year and includes a group project each of which has a sponsor.  It’s a great pleasure to be the sponsor on
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