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In 2015 the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) approved the department’s full funding bid for £17.6 million for a new Chemistry of Health building.

To be eligible for the bid, the Department of Chemistry and University of Cambridge successfully secured more than double the government funding from industrial and charity co-investors, making this a truly collaborative project. 

Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive of HEFCE, said in 2015:  “The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund has enabled universities to develop world-leading facilities and opportunities for continuing to deliver exceptional research, as well as leveraging in more than £1.3 billion of private investment.

“I am delighted that HEFCE is able to support a further seven projects, and the budget announcement of additional funding for UKRPIF is excellent news. UK universities tackle major national and global challenges, and make a major contribution to economic growth. The funding offers a further opportunity to enhance the nation’s research infrastructure and further develop partnership work.’