With plans for the Local Growth Academy now at an advanced stage, what’s the progress so far?
From capital spending to research and innovation – the new Sustainable and Transformation Plans should interest universities in many ways.
The Government is forming a new industrial strategy. Our sector is in the right place to turn it into jobs and investment.
Did you know you had an STP?
The current European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) have proven invaluable for many universities, but these important monies are likely to end when we leave the European Union.
Strong collaborative leadership between different local anchor institutions can reap big rewards, but experience shows it doesn’t always come easily.
As new investment opportunities arise, universities will need to confront some key decisions.
HEFCE has just completed, with its national partners, the first set of packed-out workshops about ‘New Forms of Funding’. Seven new general trends have emerged.
The forthcoming Industrial Strategy may well include a new emphasis on the importance of place. But what challenges need to be overcome in this new approach?
Universities may be taking their eye off the devolution ball as attention turns quickly to the wider and more direct changes in the market and structure of higher education. But devolution is also an ongoing process. Universities will need to stay alert if they are not to be caught offside by their peers.