Creating and sustaining the conditions for a world-leading higher education system

Creating and sustaining the conditions for a world-leading higher education system

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) published their business plan for 2015-2020, 'Creating and sustaining the conditions for a world-leading higher education system'.

The plan sets out the three core components upon which the higher education system will be measured and judged; research, education and knowledge exchange. The National Centre for Universities and Business was specifically cited in relation to the role we play to support knowledge exchange, prominently between higher education and industry.

With a wider focus on employability and knowledge exchange, NCUB looks forward to working with HEFCE and other partners across the system to deliver on the objectives set down by the funding council.

The report explores key areas which will be monitored and measured over the 5 year time period, and places an important focus on ensuring that the UK continues to be world leading across these areas.

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