13th July 2010, 3:36pm
Lincoln highlighted in report into public benefits of universities
Enterprise The University of Lincoln features in a new national report into the benefits to society provided by higher education.

Service to Society, published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Universities UK, follows on from a review for the Government into how intellectual property and the research benefits of universities contribute to the public good.

One of the findings of the review was that this type of work goes largely unreported and it recommended that universities make annual public statements about how they benefit communities, society, business and the economy.

Lincoln was among 21 universities to take part in a pilot project this year to develop their own unique public statements. The University’s business innovation unit Enterprise@ Lincoln is highlighted in Service to Society under the section on stimulating local economic and social development.

Gary Cook, Director of Policy and Enterprise Strategy at the University of Lincoln, said: “The University of Lincoln has had a profound and positive impact on the regional economy, creating thousands of jobs, regenerating city centre sites and contributing to the cultural, leisure and health amenities of our local communities.

"Moreover, through world-leading research, for example in health, enterprise and technology, we are contributing to the UK's prosperity and wellbeing."

Service to Society can be accessed at: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/econsoc/buscom/benefits/ServicetoSociety.pdf
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