Funding from fossil fuel industry

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Heriot-Watt University,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act please
provide me with the following information:

1. A list of all organisations within the fossil fuel industry the university received money from in the last 5 years, including the date, organisation, amount and what it was for, as an Excel spreadsheet.
2. A list of all organisations the Institute of Petroleum Engineering received funding from, including the name of the organisation and the amount, in the last 5 years as an Excel spreadsheet.
3. Numbers of graduates gaining employment broken down by employment sector, for the last 5 years as an Excel spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,

Ellen Young

Freedom of Information, Heriot-Watt University

Dear applicant

 

Thank you for your information request dated the 10th December 2014
regarding fossil fuel industry funding.  We are handling this request
under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

I have forwarded on details of your request to colleagues to seek their
help in providing the information you have requested. In accordance with
the Act, the University will respond to your request within 20 working
days and no later than the 12th January 2015. 

 

Further information about timescales for responding to requests for
information and your rights under the Act can be found on the Scottish
Information Commissioner's website:

 

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or by contacting the Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the
following address:

 

Scottish Information Commissioner,

Kinburn Castle,

Doubledykes Road, St Andrews,

Fife KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610

Fax: 01334 464611

E-mail: [2][email address]  

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Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Governance Coordinator

Heritage & Information Governance

Mary Burton Centre Gait 12

Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh

EH14 4AS

Tel: 0131 451 3274

 

 

 

 

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Freedom of Information, Heriot-Watt University

1 Atodiad

Dear applicant

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request
regarding 'Fossil fuel' companies and research funding.

 

Heriot-Watt is a research-led university with a distinctive subject
portfolio focused on the creation and dissemination of knowledge in areas
of significant economic and social impact.  Research at Heriot-Watt spans
the fundamental to the applied, through an interdisciplinary approach to
knowledge creation and enterprise.

 

This is strengthened through strategic collaborations and alliances with:

 

·         other internationally leading universities and research
institutes throughout the world; and

·         business, industry and public sector users of the University’s
range of research outputs or knowledge exchange.

 

Our research leadership is recognised globally with new areas developed as
opportunities and priorities are identified. The University will make sure
that all of its research, including new initiatives, is sustained with the
highest ambition and performance.

 

Given our research strategy, we are increasingly dependent on additional
sources of income. We feel that breaking down the information to the level
requested would impact significantly on our funding and on our commercial
activities. We are therefore exempting the information under Section 33
Commercial interests and the economy (1)Information is exempt information
if— (b) its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to,
prejudice substantially the commercial interests of any person (including,
without prejudice to that generality, a Scottish public authority).

 

However, we are keen to assist you on your research and I am pleased to
enclose a list, in alphabetical order, of companies (including those which
we feel fall under the description of "fossil fuel" companies) which have
contributed to the advancement of our research strategy. You should note
that some of these will also carry out research on renewable/sustainable
fuels. This list will hopefully answer your first two questions.  We can
also confirm that we received funding of around the following amounts from
the companies the companies recorded on the enclosed list.:

 

2009 - £1,648k

2010 - £7,974k

2011 - £4,485k

2012 - £5,819k

2013 - £7,449k

2014 - £6,183k

 

In addition to the enclosed information and the financial figures above,
our University already publishes a great deal of information regarding its
research activities and these can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

 

[1]http://www.hw.ac.uk/research.htm

 

If you would like further information regarding more specific research
activities, please do not hesitate to contacting us.

 

Finally, you ask for the numbers of graduates gaining employment broken
down by employment sector, for the last 5 years.  We only hold this data
in this format for the last three years and the figures are as follows:

 

A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing 3 1 0
B - Mining and quarrying 135 81 52
C - Manufacturing 104 108 57
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 13 20 8
E - Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation 7 12 <5
activities
F - Construction 43 55 34
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and 150 129 129
motorcycles
H - Transport and storage 22 16 <5
I - Accommodation and food service activities 38 39 32
J - Information and communication 54 51 33
K - Financial and insurance activities 87 81 59
L - Real estate activities 18 22 17
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities 212 220 118
N - Administrative and support service activities 37 34 17
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social 31 28 28
security
P - Education 57 76 31
Q - Human health and social work activities 27 28 9
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation 10 23 23
S - Other service activities 10 5 6
T - Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated <5 <5 <5
goods-and services-producing activities of households for own
use
U - Activities of extraterretorial organisations and bodies <5 <5 <5

 

Additional information for earlier years may be available from the
[2]Higher Education Statistics Agency.

 

You will also be aware that all universities publish a great deal of
information regarding employability and these can be viewed by clicking on
the link below or by clicking on the individual programmes/course offered
by universities on their websites:

 

[3]https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/

 

I hope you find all of the above useful

 

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Regards

 

 

Information Governance Coordinator

Heritage & Information Governance

Mary Burton Centre Gait 12

Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh

EH14 4AS

Tel: 0131 451 3274

 

 

 

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