State of the Relationship Report 2018
- Published: Monday, 25 June 2018 14:48
- Written by National Centre for Universities and Business
This is the National Centre for University and Business’s fifth annual assessment of the health of the partnerships between business, higher education institutions, UK government, devolved administrations, and their agencies.
Much has changed since last year, with the establishment of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to oversee a substantial increase in funding and integration of purpose, and, in England, the launch of the Office for Students (OfS), a new regulator dedicated to ensuring that students have a rich experience from their university and college education.
The broader context is also changing, with a new emphasis on industrial strategy, grand challenges, devolution at city-region level, the patient capital review, and preparing for Brexit. Across the UK, policy makers have focussed on knowledge-exchange between universities and businesses, and the UK Government has committed itself to growing R&D to 2.4% of GDP by 2027.
There are persistent concerns among businesses about skills (including skilled migrants) and long-run productivity and competitiveness that require the kinds of relationships documented in this report. Our members and funders are responding to these challenges with a range of exciting, strategic, focussed, and transformational projects, collaborations, funding calls, fresh thinking on pedagogy and student support, as well as a stronger focus on place-based research and innovation.
Growing collaboration is at the heart of the NCUB’s mission, and its members continue to show how to do it best.
The report is divided into the following six sections:
01 - State of the Relationship - Ten years of problems, conundrums and solutions in business-university collaboration; 2018 Collaboration Progress Monitor
02 - Shape of the Relationship - The changing state of higher education
03 - Shape of the Relationship - Local business impact
04 - Shape of the Relationship - Driving solutions
05 - Sustaining the Relationship - Safeguarding the future
06 - Sustaining the Relationship - People and wellbeing
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