At the local and
regional level, universities support growth by providing and creating jobs, and
leading on local economic and social issues. Their engagement reaches across
the globe and into local communities, spanning multinational companies, the
world’s best researchers, local businesses of all sizes, and employers.
universities have a central role to play in the development of the government’s
modern industrial strategy, and across all the proposed pillars: their health,
and strength, is essential to the success of the industrial strategy.