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Degrees of value: How universities benefit society

This report by the new economics foundation, commissioned by Universities UK, attempts to put a monetary value on some of the ways that universities contribute to society at both a local and a national level, using Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology.

These values go beyond measures that have traditionally been used to calculate universities' contribution to society by making visible a far greater range of social, environmental and economic benefits.

The report examines some of the social benefits of universities in Britain, including their contribution towards a healthier, more cooperative and more democratic nation; greater social mobility; and volunteering and culture. 

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