Are the UK’s former polytechnics the solution to levelling up?

From Times Higher Education: “Former polytechnics (and their Scottish cousins, the former central institutions) have certainly played a key role in higher education expansion. … Such universities are also significant drivers of local regeneration; their estates probably include not just brutalist relics from the polytechnic era, but more modern glass-and-steel buildings, too – built with university-level resources (including international student fees, perhaps) to accommodate a mushrooming student population that also comes with a significant income boost for the local area.”

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