Some local economies are increasingly left behind. Doing nothing about it is not an option.
Almost 140 universities, colleges, local councils and NHS bodies have started work as part of the new Local Growth Academy – a unique programme designed to build stronger collaboration at the local level.
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.