Portsmouth University generates £1.1bn for UK

The University of Portsmouth is worth £1.1 billion to the British economy and brings £476 million to the city, an independent assessment has shown.

With over 24,000 students and 2,550 staff, the University is the fourth largest employer in Portsmouth and supports nearly 8% of all jobs in the city.

Our analysis was based on data from 2015/16 and shows that for each person directly employed by the University, it supported five jobs somewhere in the UK.

Some other highlights of the report include:

  • The University’s total income was £225 million In 2015/16
  • 76 per cent of its income came from tuition fees and education contracts
  • The University accounted for around nine per cent of the total economic value generated by the city of Portsmouth
  • The University added an estimated £5.5 million to the local visitor economy
  • University open days alone generated £1.5 million for the City

For more information, see the press release here.

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