LONDON Swansea University has attracted more public and private sector funding for collaborative research with industry than any other university in the U.K., according to a new survey.
The Welsh university made it to the top spot by bringing in more than €67million (about $92million) in funding for research, €11.4 million (about $16million) more than Cambridge University which came in second place.
The Higher Education-Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey, published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, measures the value of public and business funding that universities attract from industry.
The key findings of the report show that the U.K.'s higher education institutions are building and strengthening links with industry, which in turn is leading to more effective exploitation of commercial research and intellectual property.
The report put Swansea University ahead of Cambridge and Manchester University, which obtained €56.8 million (about $78million) and €49.3 million (about $68million) respectively from industry.