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Supporting a UK success story: the impact of university research and sport development

2 May 2012

Supporting a UK success story
As part of an Olympic and Paralympic themed Universities Week, this report highlights some of the many ways in which research will help Team GB achieve exceptional results. 

While most attention will be on the results achieved in London this summer, it is inspiring to look at the research taking place in UK universities that will help make London 2012 the best Olympic and Paralympic Games in history. And importantly, the impact of this research will be felt by many more people once the Games are over.


Economic impact of UK universities

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16 October 2017
According to the latest study on the impact of the higher education sector on the economy – produced for UUK by Oxford Economics – universities now generate a knock-on impact of nearly £100bn (£95bn) for the UK economy and support more than 940,000 jobs

Statement on World Mental Health Day

10 October 2017
A statement from Professor Janet Beer, President of Universities UK, on World Mental Health Day.


A step-change in tackling sexual violence

17 October 2017
Owen Adams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience) and Chair of the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Operations Group, Durham University, discusses steps that universities have taken to address sexual violence and misconduct.

Does university knowledge exchange need a framework?

13 October 2017
Greg Wade, Programme Manager at UUK, questions the need for a Knowledge Exchange Framework.