BTI Research Income
BTI's quality research is recognised by the Tertiary Education Commission in the form of additional funding from the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF).
Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF)
PBRF considers the quality of research carried out by researchers working at Tertiary Education Organisations, rather than the quantity of research outputs or the particular nature of the research as such. The purpose of the Performance-based Research Fund (PBRF) is to ensure that excellent research in the tertiary education sector is encouraged and rewarded. This means assessing the research performance of tertiary education organisations (TEOs) and then funding them on the basis of their educational performance.
There are three elements to the fund; Quality Evaluation (QE), External Research Income (ERI) and Research Degree Completions (RDC).
The primary objectives of the PBRF are to:
Quality Evaluation (QE) & External Research Income (ERI)
BTI participated in the 2012 PBRF process. Within its TEO division (PTEs) BTI is one of only two institutions which attract ERI (External Research Income) funding.