UK universities: Shared services mean massive savings

Shared services seen as 'vital' for the future of HE.

A report exploring the potential of collaboration and shared services in the UK's higher education (HE) sector suggests great savings have been achieved – but that even more can and should be done.

The report (Collaboration and shared services in UK higher education) highlights savings made by the sector of over £1billion between 2005 and 2011.

However, the report believes there is potential for higher education to improve processes and create new efficiencies.

For more information and to download the report via Jisc.