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Universities UK submission to the Economic Affairs Committee inquiry into tertiary education

​​​Universities UK's written evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee inquiry into the economics of higher, further and technical education highlights the important role that universities play in the UK economy.

The submission outlines the role of universities in meeting present and future skills needs in the UK, particularly in the context of Brexit, increased global competition and technological advancement. It covers the types of skills needed by the UK economy, assesses how effective current structures are in delivering the different types of skills required, and sets out proposals for change. 

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