James Ransom

James Ransom
Universities UK
Policy Researcher
James Ransom is a Policy Researcher who supports universities as they engage at the local, regional and national level to support innovation and economic growth.

His main areas of work are local growth, English devolution, European Structural and Investment Funds, and innovation within higher education.

Before joining us James previously worked for UNESCO in Vietnam and Association of Commonwealth Universities in London.

James has a degree in History from University College London and a masters in International Development and Management from Lund University, Sweden.

Blog

How can universities better support local and regional businesses?

31 March 2017
Andrew Buckley, Chief Executive at RTC North, highlights how much universities have to offer local businesses and how the higher education sector can help address critical skills challenges.

A Budget for skills – what role for universities?

8 March 2017
Universities UK's Greg Wade reflects on today's 'Budget for skills' and highlights the important role for universities