Universities will be just as crucial to the nation’s economic and social recovery from the pandemic. A new report by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) is predicting that thousands of jobs, new businesses, and prosperity will be created across the UK through universities collaborating with employers and public services.
Over the next five years, it is forecast that universities will provide more than £11 billion worth of support and services to small enterprises, businesses, and not-for-profit organisations.
Except, umm, the universities cost us £4 billion a year. Or £20 billion over the 5.
We’d be £9 billion better off if we didn’t pay the greivance studies folks at all and instead spent the money directly on the services to small enterprises, businesses, and not-for-profit organisations.