The contribution of students to regional economies: reframing the regional innovation systems approach – Shiri M. Breznitz, Helen Lawton Smith and Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

The starting point for this special issue was the lack of analysis of the contribution of university students to regional economies. Collectively the papers offer an understanding of the effects of student activity upon the knowledge, skill and entrepreneurial bases of regions.

How does academic research generate arts and culture-related impact?

In a recent report, Dr Federica Rossi, in collaboration with NCACE, has carried out an exploratory analysis of impact case studies submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, with the objective to identify the key actors and processes involved in the generation of arts and culture-related impact.