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Skills, jobs and opportunity: a vision for higher education

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The UK's world-leading universities transform lives for  the better, make local communities better places to live  and improve society and social justice through our access, teaching, research and partnerships. 

The UK's universities generate more than £95 billion for the economy, £13.1 billion in export earnings and over 940,000 full-time equivalent jobs. We are a success story – and one of the UK's greatest assets. Universities UK calls on the government to work with universities to support us in the key role we have to play in skills productivity, social justice and research, from local communities to the global stage.


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