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Higher education in facts and figures 2018

Report
18 December 2018

An overview of universities’ research activity, student employability, and information on international students and staff in 2016–17.

​Highlights include:​​​​​  

                      • Non-UK staff accounted for 43% of academic staff in engineering and technology; and 39% in biological, mathematical  and physical sciences.
                      • 14% of undergraduate students, 35% of postgraduate students and 30% of academic staff were from outside the UK 18-year-old entry rates were at their highest recorded levels in England and Scotland.
                      • The high-skill employment rate in England was 56% higher for postgraduates than non-graduates.

                      • Higher education in facts and figures 2018: data tables and sources (xls)​​​​​


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