The surveys collect financial and output data per academic year. Results are summarised in the annual survey reports which provide information on a range of activities, from the commercialisation of new knowledge, through the delivery of professional training, consultancy and services, to activities intended to have direct social benefits.
These data provide invaluable intelligence for knowledge exchange practitioners and policy makers. The reports also provide an annual in-depth commentary on the extent of and trends in knowledge exchange activity in the UK.
The process is overseen by the HE-BCI Stakeholders group representing the wide spectrum of interested and involved bodies.
Data reported under 'capacity' and 'infrastructure' are a snapshot of the position at a set date (for 2011-12, 31 July 2012). In general two-year comparisons are presented in cash terms while a series of three or more years is shown in real terms.
This is the fourth year data have been collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) as part of the Finance Statistics Return (FSR), the main source of financial information on the total activities of all UK HEIs. Returns should be submitted to HESA by 23 December each year. Survey data can now be obtained from HESA.
Data collected for academic year 2011-12 show a continuing increase in the overall exchange of knowledge between UK HEIs and the public, private and third sectors. The growth rate – in cash terms – for the UK is around 4 per cent, from £3,302 million in 2010-11 to £3,431 million. Over the longer term income has risen – in real terms – by 45 per cent since 2003-04.
|Facilities and equipment related services||96||89||103||104||113||117||120||131||139|
|CPD and CE||356||443||462||542||584||594||604||617||651|
|Regeneration and development programmes||260||244||260||296||259||183||223||207||180|
|IP (including sale of shares)||46||67||66||65||72||132||87||71||79|
|GDP inflator applied to convert cash to real terms values at 2011-12 prices||121%||117%||115%||112%||109%||106%||104%||102%||100%|
|Outputs from UK HEIs||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07||2007-08||2008-09||2009-10||2010-11||2011-12|
|Formal spin-offs established||167||148||187||226||219||191||273||268||191|
|Formal spin-offs still active after three years||688||661||746||844||923||982||969||999||998|
|% UK higher education institutions that provide:||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07||2007-08||2008-09||2009-10||2010-11||2011-12|
|Enquiry point for SMEs||n/a||89%||90%||91%||91%||92%||94%||92%||89%|
|Short bespoke courses on client's premises||n/a||78%||80%||84%||83%||84%||87%||84%||84%|
|Distance learning for businesses||n/a||66%||66%||68%||68%||75%||82%||83%||81%|
|Required contracting system for all consultancy||n/a||66%||68%||73%||75%||72%||77%||76%||73%|
HEFCE has also liaised with other parties active in the field of third stream metrics and indicators. These include:
For more information contact Adrian Day tel 0117 931 7428, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Alice Frost (Chair)||Higher Education Funding Council for England|
|Catherine Benfield||Higher Education Statistics Agency|
|David Cairncross||Confederation of British Industry|
|Rosa Fernandez||Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills|
|Karen Lewis||Research Councils UK / Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council|
|Hazel McGraw||Scottish Funding Council|
|Boyd McDowell||Department for Employment and Learning|
|Carolyn Reeve||Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills|
|Julie Tam||Universities UK|
|Alyson Thomas||Higher Education Funding Council for Wales|
|Adrian Day||Senior Higher Education Policy Adviser, HEFCE|
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