25 years and rising: A celebration of modern universities

27 Apr 2017

Twenty-five years ago, on 22 March 1992, the Further and Higher Education Acts 1992 became law, heralding the rise of ‘modern universities’ which took up the opportunities to apply for taught degree awarding powers and university title available to the other established providers.Today these modern universities are highly successful, internationally recognised and create opportunities for all. Modern universities comprise around half the UK’s higher education sector, and have contributed significantly to its strengths, successes and reputation, both at home and around the world.

The Key Facts card uses official data to illustrate how modern universities:

  • change lives
  • develop new professions for new businesses
  • deliver expertise in enterprise and innovation
  • create global communities

The pamphlet, structured around the same four themes, includes guest articles and case studies in order to showcase and raise awareness of the vital role played by MillionPlus universities as world-leading institutions both within the UK and internationally.

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