Universities and the Industrial Strategy

12 April 2017

Russell Group universities are ready and well placed to support the Government in delivering an ambitious and successful industrial strategy – both in their own right and as high-value assets for the UK underpinning every other sector.

The message from the Prime Minister is clear, and welcome: a modern industrial strategy must build on Britain’s strategic strengths, including the UK’s world-leading science base.

Russell Group universities conduct research at the forefront of new technologies, create the talent pool of graduates and postgraduates that feed into leading-edge sectors and have the collaborative partnerships with business which are vital to innovation and growth.


Our universities are located across the whole of the UK and welcome the chance to act as strategic assets around which advances in research and future business growth can be catalysed to create jobs, improve productivity and enhance prosperity.

Find out more about how universities are vital to the success of a new Industrial Strategy in our briefing: 

Industrial Strategy

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