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The benefits of collaboration in procurement

Collaboration in procurement is nothing new, but is becoming ever more important as universities seek to double their capital spending, Rex Knight writes.
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Raising the status of procurement in higher education

Procurement has the potential to play a major role for universities by maximising investment and supporting the strategic objectives of institutional leaders. Emma Keenan describes how the Higher Education Procurement Academy (HEPA) is helping to raise the status of procurement within universities.

Open data opportunities in higher education

Sharing data openly offers huge benefits for higher education and institutions must make the most of it, says Ian Powling, Digital Programmes Lead at Universities UK.
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Leading the efficiency agenda

When change is on the agenda, leadership is important. Alison Johns explains how the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education is helping the sector’s leaders to rise to the many challenges thrown up by the efficiency agenda.
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Watch the ‘Efficiency, effectiveness and value for money’ report launch

On Thursday 26 February, the 2nd report into Efficiency Effectiveness and Value for Money was launched at Universities UK. You can watch a video of Professor Sir Ian Diamond, who led the efficiency review, launching the report.
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Diamond warns against complacency over efficiency agenda

Much has been achieved in the drive to make universities more efficient and effective, says Sir Ian Diamond in an article for ModernGov. However, he adds that there is no room for complacency and more needs to be done to maintain UK Higher Education's standing (registration needed).