Partnerships between universities and businesses are a strong driver for regional economic growth
Dean of Birmingham Business School,Professor Simon Collinson, recently featured in the inaugural edition of the BQ Yearbook, focussed on examining the West Midlands economy.
Professor Collinson discusses how recent estimates suggest that Higher Education's impact value on the economy is £70bn, and that the University of Birmingham alone "generates employment for 11,500-plus people and more than £1bn of regional economic activity annually".
This is almost double the combined value-added impact of the eight largest football clubs locally.
Read Simon's full article (page 50) and the rest of the publication; BQ Yearbook 2014.