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Driving economic growth

Driving economic growth report
This publication highlights the critical role UK universities will continue to play in reviving and sustaining economic growth across the country. 

Using a range of visual data and statistics, it highlights that the UK’s future success depends on developing innovation and the knowledge economy in what is an increasingly competitive global environment, and the key role that universities will play in achieving this.

Driving economic growth is part of a new series, Higher education in focus, which looks at the shape and impact of the university system using simple and innovative visual data.

The team

Gilmar Queiros

Gilmar Queiros

Policy Intern – HE Trailblazer
Universities UK

James Ransom

James Ransom

Policy Researcher
Universities UK

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