Get the facts: higher education in Yorkshire & Humber


  1. Yorkshire’s universities boost the economy by making a 3.68bn contribution to the region and play a critical role in generating jobs, creating innovation and driving enterprise.
  2. Yorkshire’s universities develop highly skilled people by producing over 55,000 graduates each year and creating opportunities for the region’s workforce.
  3. Yorkshire's universities play a vital role in the region’s social and cultural life by attracting a large and diverse student population from more than 150 countries, creating accessible and vibrant public places through libraries, arts and sporting facilities.
  4. Yorkshire’s universities are powerful economic drivers, crucial to future prosperity and UK competitiveness; they work with business, public and voluntary sectors to create new markets and tackle global challenges through knowledge and innovation.
  5. Yorkshire’s universities work together by using their collective expertise, resources, skills and influence to maximise their impact on raising aspirations and socio-economic wellbeing.