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Making an economic impact: higher education and the English regions

This is the first published study of the impact of the higher education sector on the English regions. This study presents key economic features of UK higher education in the academic year 2007/08 and those aspects of its contribution to the nine English regions that can be readily measured. The sector is analysed as a conventional industry, highlighting the major economic characteristics of UK universities, including their sources of revenue, employment created, output generated and export earnings attracted.

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