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1999/2000 Finance and academic staff data published by HESA

Resources of Higher Education Institutions 1999/2000 is published today by HESA. The volume contains detailed statistical information about the institutional finances and academic staff of the UK HE sector.

This latest reference volume from HESA shows the total income of institutions amounted to £12.8 billion compared to £12.1 billion in the previous year. Research grants and contracts income increased by 7.7% to a total of £2.0 billion. Funding council grants have shown a third consecutive increase this year and represent 40.3% of total income. Tuition fees and education contracts continue to represent 22.5% of total income, with fees from overseas students accounting for 23.4% of this category. Expenditure rose by 6.6% (£789 million) to reach a total of £12.7 billion - this was largely due to an increase of £484 million in staff costs and £269 million in other operating expenses.

The number of academic staff grew by 3.5% in 1999/2000 to reach a total of 135,750. 36% of academic staff in the sector were women – the number of females increased by 6% from the previous year compared to a 2% rise in the number of male staff. 16% of all academic staff were employed part-time.

Other key points

  1. The sector reported a surplus of income over expenditure of £70 million (0.5% of income)
  2. OST research councils continued to be the largest contributors to research grants and contracts income, providing £604 million (30.6%)
  3. Fees received from part-time credit bearing HE students constituted 12.7% of total tuition fees and education contracts.

Notes for Editors

  1. The Reference Volume Resources of Higher Education Institutions 1999/2000 provides a statistical reference of academic staff and institutional finances within Higher Education in the UK for 1999/2000.
  2. The Reference Volume is available from the Customer Services Team, HESA Services Ltd., 95 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1HZ; telephone: 01242 211155. An electronic version on disk is also available. A list of other publications can be obtained from the Customer Services Team.
  3. HESA cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived from the data by third parties.
  4. Press Enquiries should be directed to the Data Provision Team at HESA, 95 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1HZ; telephone: 01242 211133. Other enquiries about HESA data can also be addressed to the Data Provision Team at the same address.


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