We have collected data on the support our member companies have given to universities and students since 2003.
The 2011 Industry/Academic Links Survey reveals decreases in industrial placements and post-doctoral grants from 2009 figures but an increase in PhD studentship numbers.
PhD studentships supported by industry
Undergraduate industrial placements
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 and 2011 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.