The Royal Academy of Engineering welcomes the Government’s confirmation today of its latest spending round, enabling the Academy to continue to develop its existing programmes and embark on new initiatives like research exchanges to and from the UK with China and India.

Following the completion of the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 (CSR07), the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) has decided the allocation of Parliamentary Grant-in-Aid to The Royal Academy of Engineering for the three years to 2010/11. The Academy has agreed its Delivery Plan with DIUS in order to achieve the objectives it set out in its CSR07 proposals.

Academy Chief Executive, Philip Greenish, said: “Our challenge is to encourage an ethos of innovation across and between academia and industry in the field of engineering. We will contribute with a wide range of programmes which enhance innovation performance by developing skills in top-quality individuals and connecting them with global experts, enhancing relationships with countries that are of strategic importance. We will also continue to enhance the interactions between industry and universities in teaching and research.”

Notes for editors

  1. The Science Budget allocations announced today cover the period 2008/09 to 2010/11. The figures for the Academy are:

    2008/09 £10.279 million
    2009/10 £12.138 million
    2010/11 £12.826 million
  2. Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship - comprising the UK's most eminent engineers - provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain's engineering community

For more information please contact

Jane Sutton at The Royal Academy of Engineering
Tel. 020 7766 0636