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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.

Evolve. Connect. Succeed. Funding a healthy research and innovation ecosystem

March 12, 2015

Collaboration and connectivity must be top priorities for universities and funders if the UK is to continue to lead the world in research and innovation. Britain’s research and innovation ecosystem...

HEFCE|The future of quality assessment in higher education

March 3, 2015

 Read University Alliance response to HEFCE here.

HEFCE | Consultation on the Internationalisation of the REF

November 12, 2014

Read University Alliance’s response to HEFCE here.

The contribution of university research to economic growth

September 24, 2014

The UK’s rich and diverse ecosystem of world-leading research and innovation is a key driver of growth and productivity. At the heart of this, and underpinning the Industrial Strategy, sits [...

BIS Science and Innovation Strategy Survey

September 12, 2014

Read University Alliance’s response here to the BIS Science & Innovation Strategy Survey.

UA response to Labour's Plan for Science

Consultation on Agenda 2030: One Nation. Labour’s Plan for Science

July 31, 2014

Read University Alliance’s response here to the Consultation on Agenda 2030: One Nation. Labour’s Plan for Science.

Independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment

July 11, 2014

Read our response to the independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment here.

Evidence for the Science and Innovation Strategy 2014 to Funding Councils

July 11, 2014

You can read our evidence for the Science and Innovation Strategy 2014 to Funding Councils here.

BIS Consultation on proposals for long-term capital investment in science and research

July 11, 2014

Our response to the BIS Consultation on proposals for long-term capital investment in science and research can be found here.

Job Ready: universities, employers and students creating success

July 8, 2014

Our latest report, Job Ready: Universities, employers and students creating success, is based on in-depth interviews with small and large employers, including British Airways, IBM, Marks and Spence...