This is a series of Vodcast interviews with presenters and participants at the Impact of Higher Education on Regional Economies research initiative final conference, held in Edinburgh in November 2010.
Dr Paul Benneworth ( University of Twente) speaking about university engagement with excluded communities . View Here.
Professor Paul Boyle ( Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council ) talking about the Impact of Higher Education research initiative and why measuring the impact of universities is important. View Here.
Professor Phil Gummett ( Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales) talking about the importance of interactions between universities, their staff and students and the surrounding regional economy. View Here.
Professor Alan Hughes ( University of Cambridge) talks about the phenomenon of investment in higher education being seen as a route to economic recovery. View Here. (
Ursula Kelly ( University of Strathclyde) talks about the importance of higher education to the economy and the research undertaken as part of the Impact of higher education initiative. View Here.
Michael Kitson( University of Cambridge) talks about the impact of expenditure cuts in UK higher education and the implications for society and long term economic growth. He also highlights the extensive knowledge exchange taking place between academics and the private, public and third sectors. View Here.
John McClelland ( Chairman of the Scottish Funding Council) talks about the added value generated by universities and their contribution to the economy through graduates and through knowledge exchange with business. View Here.
Professor Jim McDonald ( Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde) speaking about the role of universities in economic development and their impact on policy as well as their contribution to economic competitiveness. View Here.
Emeritus Professor Walter McMahon (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) talks about the non market private benefits and longer term social benefits of higher education. View Here.
Professor Moira Munro ( University of Glasgow) speaking about the impact of students on university cities. View Here.
David Owen is Research and Development Manager for the vinspired students project at the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement. In this vodcast David speaks about the work of the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) and also highlights the importance of student volunteering activity.
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Andrea Cocchi is a researcher at the University of Newcastle who made a poster presentation at the initiative conference in Edinburgh in November 2010, where this interview about his work was recorded.
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Daniel Procop is a researcher at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff who made a poster presentation at the initiative conference in Edinburgh in November 2010, where this interview about his work was recorded.
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James Carey is a researcher at the University of Swansea who made a poster presentation at the initiative conference in Edinburgh in November 2010, where this interview about his work was recorded. View the vodcast here