Oxford University contributes £15.7 billion to the UK economy

The University of Oxford contributes around £15.7 billion to the UK economy, and supports more than 28,000 full time jobs.

A study carried out by London Economics – The Economic Impact of the University of Oxford – measured the University’s impact on the UK economy in 2018/19. It considers the impact of a range of University activities, including:

● the University’s research and knowledge transfer activities (£7.9 billion)

● the value of the University’s teaching and learning activities (£422 million)

● the impact of the University’s educational exports (£732 million)

● the impact generated by the spending of the University and its colleges (£6 billion)

● the impact generated by the University’s contribution to tourism (£611 million)

The report found that every £1 invested in University of Oxford research and knowledge exchange activities generated £10.30 to the wider UK economy. The total impact in regions outside the South East was over £4 billion (38%), with impacts in excess of £100 million occurring in each region outside of the South East.

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