Publications

Funding research excellence: research group size, critical mass & performance

July 12, 2011

University Alliance institutions are proud of the world-leading research that they undertake. They have proved their value through the RAE. The main findings of this research are compelling: that t...

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More than just a degree: stories of empowered students

May 12, 2011

We have news for you: universities have changed and so have the students who study there – and not in the way you might think. We refute notions of lazy […]

Keeping knowledge at the centre of growth

March 15, 2011

Universities are not just part of a growth strategy, they are central to it. Joining together our university research with business innovation is key to generating business growth and jobs, […]

Efficiency, leadership and partnership: an approach that delivers shared economic priorities

June 7, 2010

In the UK’s global, knowledge-based economy, where 80% of new jobs are in high-skill areas and new and growth industries take a high-tech, high-skill and innovative approach, universities are playi...

21st Century universities: engines of an innovation-driven economy

June 3, 2010

There is a question that is currently being asked across the UK as we face the biggest deficit since the end of World War II. The question was recently summed […]

The impact of fees: A review of the evidence

January 7, 2010

A strong case for both public and private investment in higher education Any discussion of funding and student finance should take place within a shared understanding of the nature of […]

Concentration and diversity: understanding the relationship between excellence, concentration and critical mass in UK research

December 7, 2009

Selectivity not concentration has driven excellence A policy of selectivity–funding research based on quality – has driven up the quality of UK research since the introduction of the RAE, not [&hel...