Large economic contribution of universities in England

Large economic contribution of universities in England

Frontier’s report for Universities UK, estimates the economic contribution of the Higher Education (HE) sector in England is £95bn.

Other significant impacts of the HE sector in England include:

  • providing world leading education and research;
  • generating close to £35bn in revenue and employing around 360,000 people directly;
  • supporting more than 815,000 jobs in total across the economy;
  • making a significant economic contribution across the English regions.

The HE sector already plays a significant role in the ‘levelling up’ agenda, with positive impacts felt in every region.

This report forms part of Universities UK’s submission to the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review. You can read more here.

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