Cranfield generates more income from research and working with business per academic than any other UK university, according to the latest research in Times Higher Education.

Based on HESA (The Higher Education Statistics Agency) data, Cranfield generates over £40,000/academic from "research grants and contracts income from industry, commerce and public corporations."

Imperial College was second in the table, while the University of Oxford was third.

We have relationships with around 1,500 companies and organisations through industry partnerships and applied research projects, as well as our executive education and professional development programmes.

The latest example of that close collaboration with industry is the AIRC (Aerospace Integration Research Centre), a new £35 million world-class facility on campus which opened for business last month and is the result of co-funding from Airbus, Rolls-Royce and HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England).

As the article in the Times Higher points out, "Working with businesses is one of the cornerstones of university activity....The reason many global companies chose to invest in the UK is the strength of the research base."

Times Higher research puts Cranfield top of the table
Times Higher research puts Cranfield top of the table
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