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Innovation and growth factsheet series: funding local development

Factsheet front coverFunding mechanisms for local growth activity – including university infrastructure, business engagement and innovation programmes – increasingly require deep collaboration with local partners and strategic, long-term planning.

This factsheet provides a high-level overview of finance relevant to universities funding local growth, regeneration and capital projects. This includes locally-derived funding streams such as business rates, and also national or international sources such as bonds and loans. ​


Report predicts significant increase in the number of degree apprenticeships

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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

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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.


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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?

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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.