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HE Facts and Figures

Londonís universities and higher education colleges are a powerhouse of research, teaching and technology transfer unrivalled anywhere in the UK, Europe and beyond. Collectively, higher education institutions (HEIs) in London:

  • Generate £17 billion each year in goods and services including £2.5 billion in export earnings and supporting 163,500 jobs at all skill levels (2011/12 figures);
  • Educate 376,600 students from the UK and overseas, who are able to choose from 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications;
  • Employ over 88,000 academic and non-academic staff;
  • Win over £266 million in Research Council grants and £476 million of research funding as recurrent grants from HEFCE;
  • Attract 104,600 international students from over 200 countries, who in turn contribute at least £2.9 billion annually to the London economy;
  • Produce over 136,000 skilled graduates every year, nearly 90% of who work in London, East Anglia or the South East.

London HE

London HE was first published in 2014 and updated in 2015 to illustrate how HE institutions in London contribute to the economy and enrich people's lives in the capital.

The 2015 presentation and reference sources can be viewed at this link.

Working Capital

Working Capital was published in 2010 and documents how London's higher education helps support economic recovery.

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Last Updated: 22/03/2016