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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

News

Report predicts significant increase in the number of degree apprenticeships

9 March 2017
A report today from Universities UK is predicting a significant increase in the number of people opting for degree apprenticeships in England.

FT letter: UK must remain open to highly skilled international talent

19 December 2016
Business, university and charity leaders - including the heads of the the CBI, the Royal Society and the British Medical Association - have signed a letter published in the Financial Times, saying that the UK must remain open to international talent.

Blog

Universities, place and the industrial strategy

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James Ransom, Policy Researcher at Universities UK, highlights the role universities play in their local areas and outlines three ways in which this role can be strengthed.

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.