Publications

Universities: delivery partners for industrial strategy

November 23, 2016

University Alliance has published a paper setting out how Alliance universities can help government deliver its ambitions for growth. The document, Universities: delivery partners for industrial st...

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Lifelong learning manifesto

November 21, 2016

Ahead of the Autumn Statement 2016, University Alliance has published a lifelong learning manifesto setting out proposals to help learners access higher education throughout their lives. Click on t...

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A clearer picture: A guide for arts and cultural organisations engaging with universities

October 27, 2016

University Alliance has jointly published a guide with Arts Council England to encourage greater collaboration between cultural organisations and universities. The publication supports small and me...

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Making places: Universities, the arts & creative industries

October 27, 2016

University Alliance is shining a spotlight on universities’ role in cultural leadership, supporting the arts and driving forward the creative economy in their cities and regions. We have published ...

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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...

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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 […]

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Building healthy cities: the role of universities in the health ecosystem

February 25, 2016

Building healthy cities: The role of universities in the health ecosystem is the first study of its kind examining the ways in which universities as anchor institutions relate to regional health [&...

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Mind the gap: Engaging employers to secure the future of STEM in higher education

October 9, 2015

University-business engagement comes in many forms. There are numerous policy reports that have looked at how universities can best support collaboration with business on applied research and knowl...

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