Publications

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 ...

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 [&...

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...

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...

Innovative students

University Alliance review into developing the best environment for research excellence

December 10, 2014

Update: we’ve extended the deadline for this review until Wednesday 21 January – we’d love to hear from you about your thoughts. University Alliance has convened a high-level roun...

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 [...

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...

HELP UK summary booklet

June 26, 2014

For a quick overview of HELP UK read our summary booklet

HELP UK: A new higher education loan programme: adding to the debate on funding

June 26, 2014

We need to underpin a higher education sector that can drive the UK’s competitiveness in a global knowledge economy and can anticipate a new labour market shaped by rapid changes […]