From which government, NGO or Private companies do universities receive funding’ for research?

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Dear London School of Economics,

I am writing you for a Request of information, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) on the following topics: “From which government authorities, NGO or Private companies do universities receive funding’ for research?”, a research based on information of public interest, for journalism purposes.
Can you provide information to the following questions?
1) What is the total amount that the university received in funds for research, industrial consultancy fees and/or funded researches from government, NGO or private companies in the last five financial years (from 2013 till 2017)? The information should be broken down by organization or company name, year per year (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), in a CSV format, if possible.
2) A portfolio statement for the funds the university has investments in. If you do not have a copy of it, can you provide a list of funds and corresponding management companies? Details should be broken down year by year, for the last financial years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), provided in a CSV format, if possible.
3) Can you provide details of research projects (such as executive summary and details of reports’ publication, university department and researchers’ names) of projects whose funds exceed £50,000, in the same period of time (2013-2017)?

Yours faithfully,

Santino Pani

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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Dear Santino,

 

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, please find attached the School's response.

 

1) What is the total amount that the university received in funds for
research, industrial consultancy fees and/or funded researches from
government, NGO or private companies in the last five financial years
(from 2013 till 2017)? The information should be broken down by
organization or company name, year per year (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,
2017), in a CSV format, if possible.

We have focused on FOLLOWING HESA FUNDING SOURCES in order to keep within
the cost limit set in Section 12: BEIS Research Councils, Royal Society,
British Academy Uk Central Government Bodies, Local Authorities, Health
and Hospital Authorities. This also includes grants from non-departmental
public bodies.

This is in the spreadsheet called FoI March 2018.xls.

 

2) A portfolio statement for the funds the university has investments in.
If you do not have a copy of it, can you provide a list of funds and
corresponding management companies? Details should be broken down year by
year, for the last financial years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017),
provided in a CSV format, if possible.

We were only able to provide 2014-2017 within the cost limit. This is in
the spreadsheet called Endowment Assets Summary 2014-2017.xls

 

3) Can you provide details of research projects (such as executive summary
and details of reports’ publication, university department and
researchers’ names) of projects whose funds exceed £50,000, in the same
period of time (2013-2017)?

We can provide basic project details such as title, purpose, principal
investigator, department within the cost limit. This is in the spreadsheet
called FoI March 2018.xls. I suggest searching LSE Research online
[1]http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/ for further details relating to the research.

 

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Rachael Maguire

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