We have collected data on the support our member companies have given to universities and students since 2003.
The 2013 Industry/Academic Links Survey reveals decreases in industrial placements and post-doctoral grants from 2009 figures as well as a decrease in PhD studentship numbers in 2013.
PhD studentships supported by industry
Undergraduate industrial placements in R&D areas
Undergraduate industrial placements in non R&D areas (manufacturing & office functions)
Notes: The apparent increase in studentships in 2011 is due to a substantial increase in the numbers of four year (rather than three year) PhDsSource: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 Industry/Academic Links SurveysThe data above is from the R&D side only, collaborations and placements within manufacturing and commercial parts of companies were not captured.