This is the IMPACT website for the Impact of Higher Education Institutions on regional economies initiative. The initiative ran for 4 years from 2007- 2011.
The overall aim of the initiative was to promote better understanding of the key economic and social impacts generated by UK higher education institutions on their host regions and on other regions of the UK.
The initiative was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in partnership with the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) in Northern Ireland, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).
The joint coordinators of the Impact of Higher Education Institutions on Regional Economies initiative were Ursula Kelly and Peter McGregor of the University of Strathclyde.
Link to the Coordination ESRC Award Page