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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. ​


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.


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.