Higher level skills

Higher Education has an important role in promoting and enhancing the knowledge-based aspects of the UK economy. At a political level the prominence of the STEM capability of a nation is seen as a measure of how technologically advanced and innovative it is, and the relationship between scientific and technological innovation and strong economic growth is widely cited.

The overarching aim of the Programme’s Higher Level skills strategy recognises the importance of the contribution that the Higher Education STEM sector can make to meeting the current and future skills needs of the UK and its economy.