Home > Policy and analysis > Reports > Parliamentary briefing: The role of universities in sustaining an industrial strategy for the UK

Parliamentary briefing: The role of universities in sustaining an industrial strategy for the UK

Universities have a crucial role to play in driving an industrial strat​egy and future economic growth for the UK.

Our submission to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry into the government's industrial strategy highlights that there is an important window of opportunity for government to enhance the role of universities in developing and implementing an industrial strategy, through the use of targeted government funding. This will ultimately achieve a stronger and more fair UK economy, and maximise the opportunities for the UK to compete successfully on the global stage.

News

New Prime Minister must support the continued success of university sector

23 July 2019
​Universities UK is calling on the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to cement the world-leading reputation of our universities and to help them to make an even bigger impact on people's lives through their teaching and research.

UUK and sector partners call for reform of the student visa system

18 July 2019
The government is being challenged to back-up its commitment to boosting international student numbers with reform to the new student visa route.

Blog

A-level results day and Clearing 2019: reasons to be cheerful

12 August 2019
As A-level results day approaches, UUK’s Daniel Wake looks at recent trends in university admissions, and provides some final information to applicants, who for the first time can choose to put themselves into ‘Clearing’.

Higher education policy priorities for the new prime minister

31 July 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur on how new Prime Minister Boris Johnson can can help maximise the role of universities for both his domestic and global ambitions.