The economic impact of universities

Ireland“For those who are sceptical about the capacity of universities to make a difference to the economy, a study has just been published that, in the British context, puts this into figures. The report, The Impact of Universities on the UK Economy, is published by Universities UK and is based on research conducted by a team working in the University of Strathclyde. The key finding of the study is that universities annually contribute £59 billion to the UK economy; that would be the equivalent of £7 billion in Ireland …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 5 November]

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