Impact of Higher Education Institutions on Regional Economies: A Joint Research Initiative



Making a Difference to Economies and Communities
Presentations delivered on 28th January 2009

Powerpoint presentations and audio recordings (where available.)


Introduction and Background - Fergus Devitt, Director of Higher Education , DEL

Audio Recording of Fergus Devitt's introduction ( Mp3 file: 2.40 minutes)

Sir Reg Empey – The Economic Contribution of Higher Education in NI ( Text of speech)
Audio Recording of Sir Reg's speech ( Mp3 file: 25 minutes)
Peter McGregor and Ursula Kelly, Joint Initiative Coordinators – Setting the Scene: Research on Higher Education’s Role ( Seen here with Sir Reg Empey and Fergus Devitt L-R Peter McGregor, Sir Reg Empey, Ursula Kelly, Fergus Devitt)

Session One 

Michael Kitson, Maria Abreu, Vadim Grinevich & Alan Hughes, University of Cambridge -
Richard Harris, University of Glasgow and Cher Li, University of Strathclyde - The Impact of University-Firm Knowledge Links(PPT)
Robert Wright & Cher Li University of Strathclyde, Alessandra Faggian, University of Southampton - Graduate Migration Flows: Exporting Human Capital (PPT)

Session Two – Workshop One 

Bob Osborne, University of Ulster and Tony Gallagher, Queen’s University Belfast - Participation, Access and Migration: Higher Education in Northern Ireland
Moira Munro, and Mark Livingston, University of Glasgow - Employing Students: The Significance of Student Workers

Session Two – Workshop Two 

Kristinn Hermannson, Peter McGregor, Kim Swales, University of Strathclyde - Economic Characteristics of Higher Education Institutions in Scotland and Northern Ireland: An Input Output Approach
The 'Overall Impact' Project Team at Belfast Castle: L-R Katerina Lisenkova,Urusla Kelly, Kristinn Hermannsson, Peter McGregor, Robert Wright, RichardHarris, Alessandra Faggian, Cher Li
Katerina Lisenkova, Peter McGregor, Kim Swales, University of Strathclyde - The Overall Impact of HEIs on UK Regions: A Computable General Equilibrium Approach
Rob Huggins, Cardiff Management School, University of Wales Institute Cardiff - Knowledge Networks of Universities: Regional and Non-Regional Linkages (ppt)

Session Three 

Allan Cochrane and Ruth Williams, Open University - Higher Education and Regional Transformation: Social and Cultural Perspectives  (PPT)
Paul Benneworth, David Charles & Cheryl Conway, University of Newcastle - University Engagement and Co-Learning with Hard-To-Reach Communities (PPT)