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Selected third stream strategic indicators

The chart in Figure 1 shows that since 2002 there has been an increasing proportion of UK higher education institutions that have the capacity to respond to the needs of external partners. The majority of institutions provide an enquiry point for small and medium-sized enterprises and a contracting system for consultancy. Also, most institutions provide businesses with short bespoke courses on their premises as well as distance learning for their employees.

Last updated 18 July 2007