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The industrial strategy and universities

23 January 2017
Julie Tam, Assistant Director of Policy at Universities UK, outlines the opportunities for universities in relation to the new industrial strategy.

Putting universities at the heart of the government's industrial strategy

6 October 2016
Universities have an important role to play in the government's development of the government's industrial strategy - and the chancellor's announcements at the Conservative Party Conference this week will help.

Annual conference: university sector has much to discuss

5 September 2016
Tomorrow and Wednesday, Nottingham Trent University hosts Universities UK’s 2016 annual conference: an occasion when we put to one side our areas of competition – for students, staff, research grants, project investment and league table positions – and c

Universities play vital role in community prosperity

18 August 2016
Since the EU referendum result in June, some commentators have said that now is the opportunity for universities to reconnect with the communities in which they are based.

UK and EU flags

Sheffield in Europe

22 March 2016
Professor Chris Husbands on why he was one of more than 100 vice-chancellors who wrote to the Sunday Times supporting British membership of the EU.

Manchester skyline

Universities – making the most of devolution and localism

7 March 2016
James Ransom examines the implications for universities following the passage of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill.

Graduates from behind

How can you measure the true value of a university?

24 November 2015
What do the figures £35bn, £45bn, £59bn and £73bn have in common? They are all assessments of the economic impact of higher education on the UK.

Students breakout study

The value of university-business collaborations to UK economy

22 September 2015
As organisations make submissions to the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review 2015, Director for Employment & Skills at CBI, Neil Carberry, outlines the case for investment in universities.

OU head: Are more students from poorer backgrounds going to university?

9 July 2015
The Vice-Chancellor of The Open University looks at the numbers behind claims by the Chancellor in his Budget that more students from poorer backgrounds are going to university.