Universities Challenged: The Heat is On

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Is there a relationship between surroundings and performance? What is it that makes an environment conducive to learning? How can university leaders use this information to enhance their existing property portfolio? What do students really want from their university estates?

BuroHappold Engineering is researching the role university estates play in the business of higher education and the academic experience. Our ongoing study gathers together the views of vice-chancellors, estates professionals and students, to identify and address a number of key topics. This paper examines how improving the internal environment of university buildings can boost an institution’s appeal to students and staff in ever more competitive times.