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At University Alliance, just like our universities, our approach is about putting solutions, innovation and enterprise at the core of everything we do – for the wider public and economic benefit of the UK.

We conduct, promote and disseminate research and analysis into matters related to higher education, including higher education policy, to inform and improve public and political discourse about the value of universities and the public benefit they deliver.

In taking a non-partisan, non-political approach we are able to bring together thought-leaders and experts from across the sector as well as government, industry and other charities to identify solutions that will sustain a world-leading, enterprising and innovative higher education sector.

Powerhouses and engines inquiry

September 29, 2016

We responded to Business, Innovation and Skills Committee’s inquiry looking at the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine. This focussed on whether the Government’s devolved arrangemen...

Research-informed teaching case studies booklet

September 20, 2016

University Alliance and the Higher Education Academy have published a collection of case studies highlighting examples of research-informed teaching from across Alliance universities, covering a br...

UA Position paper: Higher Education & Research Bill

September 5, 2016

Our University Alliance position paper on the Higher Education & Research Bill has been published ahead of the House of Commons Bill Committee taking evidence this week. Professor Quintin McKel...

Developing productive places: The role of universities in skills ecosystems

August 16, 2016

Skills development has many functions – economic, social and cultural. Skills are central to success in the complex, rapidly changing economy of the 21st Century, and they are also an […]

Reforming healthcare education funding: creating a sustainable future workforce

July 22, 2016

We submitted our response to the Government’s consultation to reform healthcare education funding in June 2016. Read here or click on the image to download our response. The Government has [&...

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Innovate UK Inquiry

July 5, 2016

University Alliance has responded to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into the future of Innovate UK. Our submission was cited in a letter from the Lords […]

National Innovation Plan

June 20, 2016

University Alliance responded to the Government’s Call for Ideas on the National Innovation Plan in April 2016. You can read our recommendations by clicking on the document image or here.

Creating innovative regions: The role of universities in local growth and productivity

June 2, 2016

Follow this link for case studies from Alliance institutions Our latest report aims to bust a myth – that the main contribution of universities to innovation is through the commercialisation ...

Supporting thriving communities: The role of universities in reducing inequality

May 24, 2016

Follow this link for case studies from Alliance institutions The government’s ambitions for higher education to improve life chances will only be met if university leaders make tackling inequality ...

UA responds to the Stern Review of the REF

March 24, 2016

University Alliance has issued its response to Lord Stern’s review of the Research Excellence Framework. Its recommendations include: The REF should recognise and reward dynamism by using productiv...