Degrees of value: how universities benefit society

Degrees of value: how universities benefit society
Document type
Report
Author(s)
Shaheen, Faiza
Publisher
New Economics Foundation
Date of publication
15 June 2011
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business, Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This report looks at how universities are building the Big Society locally and nationally, and calls for a rethink in the way that government's appraise their worth. Universities yield benefits way beyond the individual financial returns to students and human capital gains for the economy. This report finds that just three social outcomes - greater political interest, higher interpersonal trust and better health - contribute a benefit of £1.31bn to UK society over and above the economic benefits.

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