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Issue 466, 8 May 2001

A forward step

A pioneering partnership to strengthen the role of universities in boosting the regionís economy has been signed by Yorkshire Forward and the Yorkshire and Humberside Universities Association (YHUA).

The alliance will provide a foundation for the development and delivery of higher educationís contribution to the regional economic strategy. This includes working together to increase start-ups, and attracting inward investment through research and technology strengths, skills and training provision and other facilities. Yorkshire and the Humberís nine universities contribute around £2 billion to the regionís economy as employers, employment generators, importers of students and creators of knowledge and skills.

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