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Universities make £60bn a year for UK economy, study finds

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/04/2009

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Jessica Shepherd

"Universities generate almost £60bn a year for the UK economy - more than agriculture and the pharmaceutical industry, a study reveals today.

"Higher education puts more back into the economy per £1m spent than the NHS, researchers at Strathclyde University calculated. The report, commissioned by Universities UK, the umbrella group for vice-chancellors, will be used by heads of universities to lobby ministers to allow a rise in students' tuition fees.

"Next Monday the universities secretary, Lord Mandelson, is expected to announce a review of fees in England. Some university leaders want an increase from the current cap of £3,225 a year to more than £7,000. The review will not report until after the next general election, but a plan for universities, unveiled yesterday by Mandelson, was widely seen as paving the way for a rise in fees."

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"Universities make £60bn a year for UK economy, study finds", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2009. Consulté le 16/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/universities-make-60bn-a-year-for-uk-economy-study-finds