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Religious and Islamic Studies (Funding)

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research he has undertaken into to what degree university departments of (a) religious and (b) Islamic studies are funded from overseas sources; and if he will make a statement. (114441)

[holding answer 11 January 2007]: We do not collect data on overseas funding at the level of individual university departments. Data is collected through the Higher Education Statistics Agency on income from overseas sources but not below the level of individual institutions. In 2003/04 (the latest year for which we have detailed figures), the total income across the sector in England from non-EU overseas sources was £125 million from Research Grants and Contracts and £55 million from Other Services Rendered.