14 Oct 2016
Modern universities – in their teaching, research, knowledge exchange and collaborations with businesses – contribute significantly to an innovative and competitive economy. They are key economic, social and cultural powerhouses in their immediate localities, as well as for the UK as a whole. The government should recognise this by adopting a strategic approach to the role of higher education and research that emphasises the value of modern universities in particular to supporting growth across all parts of the UK. MillionPlus believes that there is a need for the government’s industrial strategy to ensure that areas outside of London and the South East also benefit.