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Welcome to this report on Higher Education Statistics data for 2011 and 2012.
The data is collected annually and submitted to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, providing high quality benchmarking statistics critical to good estate management. This report, produced by the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) sets this data within the context of the preceding 10 years and provides evidence of good practice, as well as highlighting some of the challenges from both the last 5 years and for the next 5 years.
We hope that you find this format useful and informative, with an executive summary, as well as relevant detail for each section. At this time of significant change in higher education it is interesting to note that sector quality and our approach to carbon management confirms that overall our estates are improving, whilst investment and operational costs are being maintained.
We recognise that this report works with data that is a summary of the whole sector. As such it highlights how the sector is facing the challenges. We believe that this articulates the type of performance indicators that individual institutions may wish to use to compare themselves with an appropriate peer group. This will help identify areas of good practice which can be shared.
As Directors of Estates we need to use detailed information to improve the management of own estates, whilst looking to colleagues to continue to share best practice. We trust this report will support you in the on-going challenges we all face.
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