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How higher education boosts productivity and growth

Government research demonstrates the positive impacy of higher education on the economy.

NEETS in 2013

Looking at today’s study which shows a third of young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs) fear they will never get a job, Professor Robin Simmons, an expert in the NEET phenomenon from the University of Huddersfield, argues that decent advice and guidance for young people is needed, as well as employment and education opportunities.

The case for funding lifelong learning

During Adult Learners’ Week, Angela Nartey celebrates lifelong learning and makes the case proper investment.

Union makes case for education investment

In its spending review submission, the University and College Union makes the case for greater investment in education and calls for an increase in spending on Research and Development, which, despite innovation being a key driver of productivity growth and in turn economic growth, is currently lower as a proportion of GDP than the OECD average,

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