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Big ideas for the future: UK research that will have a profound effect on our future

Big ideas for the future is a joint report by Universities UK and Research Councils UK, published as part of the second annual Universities Week campaign. 

This new report explores the excellent research taking place in UK higher education today and what it will mean for us in 20 years' time. It demonstrates the value of public investment in higher education and research and the positive impact this has on economic growth and the social wellbeing of the UK. By looking to the future, the aim is to inspire and excite the general public about what is happening in universities, and how it might change their lives in the future.

News

University entrants remain highly qualified

4 June 2018
An analysis published by Universities UK shows that the growth in student numbers has not led to university entrants having lower qualifications.

UUK and CBI to look at decline in part-time students and future skills needs

6 February 2018
Universities UK is going to work with the CBI to look at whether higher education can introduce more flexible ways of learning to meet the changing needs of students and employers.

Blog

Employment data reveals added 'value' for graduates

25 April 2018
UUK's Greg Wade looks at yesterday's Graduate Labour Market Statistics, and what they mean for graduates and the UK economy.

Government’s industrial strategy – a good opportunity for universities

27 November 2017
Universities UK's Julie Tam looks at the UK government's new industrial strategy and highlights a number of opportunities for universities.