S&P: New regulations mean UK universities are enrolling more private investors

A lift on intake restrictions set for September 2015 – combined with cut-backs to government funding – mean UK universities are seeking to enlist more private investment to expand their campus accommodation.

As such, Standard & Poor’s Hugo Foxwood and Micheal Wilkins talk to Infrastructure Investor about two recent major investments from Allianz and Pensions Insurance Corporation (PIC) in accommodation infrastructure at the University of Exeter. They conclude that attracting non-traditional sources of investment like this is key for universities – particularly those with a low-mid range profile – struggling to adapt to the changing market.

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