Universities create prosperity in their local area


A new report on the economic role of UK universities says that universities make significant contributions to regional growth, attract investment and talent into the area and create jobs.

The report, published by UniversitiesUK, finds that many university research departments, centres and programmes are co-founded with other partners, which helps to build up local expertise and skills on issues that affect regions and advance their competitive advantage, and play a vital role in helping their Local Enterprise Partnerships drive strategy, linking the expertise found within universities to the local economic and social needs. 

Read the report here.