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We aim to demonstrate that HE in this country is world-class. We also aim to encourage other countries to measure knowledge exchange in ways similar to the higher education-business and community interaction survey (HE-BCI) as the basis for benchmarking and working together.

The United States

Annual comparisons are made in the HE-BCI report between UK and US higher education institutions' (HEIs) commercialisation of intellectual property; US data is provided by kind permission of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

We have supported a comparison of UK and US performance as part of our series of research working papers into knowledge exchange.


The European Commission (Adobe PDF) and Proton Europe both draw on HE-BCI data to demonstrate levels of engagement by UK HEIs.

Further information

For further information about our work on international comparisons contact Alice Frost, tel 0117 931 7101, email

Page last updated 12 December 2014