• In his new book, “Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun confronts head on the need for colleges and universities to meet the challenge—and indeed the opportunity—presented by smart machines.[ Learn more about our Monday Keynote Speaker ]

  • The University Economic Development Association has selected its 2018 Awards of Excellence finalists, each of which will present their work that the Annual Summit in Milwaukee in October. [ Meet the Finalists! ]

  • The UEDA board encourages proposals from all regions of North America. [ Click for more information! ]

  • APLU established the Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Universities program to recognize institutions that are exemplary in their contributions to regional economic development through their work in economic engagement. [ Learn More ]

  • The UEDA "Where Are They Now?" webinar series features past Awards of Excellence finalists as they share an overivew of leading best practices in higher education economic engagement and updated impacts this initiative has supported in their respective regions. [ Learn More ]

  • We are seeking article submissions for our second volume release coming in 2017. Interested authors can submit against a rolling deadline for this and future volumes. [ Click to read more ]

We advance knowledge and practice in higher education economic engagement.

Higher education institutions, private sector businesses and economic development organizations are at the nexus of modern economic growth. Never in history have partnerships between these three sectors been more important in creating sustained economic opportunities in our communities throughout the country.

Established in 1976, UEDA is North America’s membership organization that brings together public and private higher education; private sector; public agencies; and community economic development stakeholders in economic development. UEDA’s members work to expand economic opportunity and prosperity in our communities and regions by leveraging education / talent development; research and technology development; and community-building and place-making strategies.

Through news and information, public policy, educational programming and best practice sharing, UEDA works to expand economic opportunity in our communities by leveraging research, community and campus planning, talent development and technology commercialization.


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