Our work

Higher education has a major role to play in building Yorkshire’s economic strength and in helping its communities - cities, towns and rural areas - to develop.
Higher education’s contribution to Yorkshire can be measured in development and growth, income generation, job creation, world leading research, innovation and knowledge exchange, business start-ups, and record numbers of graduates from the UK and overseas. 

Yorkshire Universities helps higher education play this major role by innovating, attracting funding, creating opportunities, exerting influence, and showcasing Yorkshire’s higher education achievements on behalf of its members.
Two or three specific projects are undertaken by Yorkshire Universities each year, leading to outputs that give members a competitive edge in key aspects of their business.