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Efficiency, effectiveness and value for money

Universities are committed to operating efficiently and offering value for money to students and other investors, especially in the face of pressures on all aspects of government spending.

Universities UK's work to encourage and promote the sector's commitment to efficiency and value for money is a key pillar in the case we make for continued investment in higher education.

This report from February 2015 makes that case, and draws on contributions from over 100 individuals representing universities, professional bodies, funders, government, and experts from a range of fields. 

Specifically the report:

  • details the enhancements made to efficiency and effectiveness in key strategic areas over the last decade
  • sets out high-level commitments that the sector will embrace to ensure a continued focus on efficiency
  • makes recommendations for further action that will help to incentivise and stimulate change

 

Professor Sir Ian Diamond speaking at the report launch, 26 February 2015 ​​

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