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Efficiency and effectiveness in higher education: a report by the Universities UK Efficiency and Modernisation Task Group

Report coverEffectiveness, efficiency and value for money are central concerns for the higher education sector. Although significant progress has already been made in this area, there is substantial scope to achieve further cost savings and embed a continuous commitment to efficiency.

As well as highlighting current good practice, this report focuses on identifying those areas where more effective or sector-wide approaches to efficiency might be necessary to overcome duplication or fragmentation, and how this can be brought about through strengthened leadership both at institutional and sector level.

Drawing on evidence from the sector, and lessons from the wider public and private sectors, this report makes a series of recommendations of action that can help the sector realise its potential.

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